Bindweed Fireweed Foxtail
Spurge Pigweed Pennycress Ragweed Stinging Nettle Stink
Buckwheat Thistle (bull
thistle, Canada thistle, sow thistle)
Tumbleweed Wild Oats
Wild Mustard Yellow
Dandelions taking over an uncultivated field
first year they do not bloom, but merely get the fleshy green growth, as seen in
the picture on the left.
In the second year they flower and produce
Burdock burs can be fun.
They are very sticky, and you can toss one of
the burs at someone, and it will just stick to them.
Fireweeds just north of Great Slave Lake, North West Territories - Jack Pine
forest in the background.
If conditions are right foxtail can completely take over a piece of land as
in the case with this field.
Ripened foxtail - just ready for a strong wind to scatter the seeds. The
seeds blow and roll in the wind.
Foxtail growing beside a northern pond - North West Territories
Patch of Leafy Spurge
Leafy Spurge in early summer.
Patch of Pennycress in abandoned barnyard
Stinging Nettle Patch
At Nose Hill Park, Calgary
Sow Thistle Flower
patch of sow thistles.
Patch of Stink Weeds
Early spring stinkweeds growing on a Pocket Gopher mound.
Tumbleweeds also known as Russian-Thistle
Tumbleweeds piled up against a fence near Lethbridge, Alberta
With tumbleweed a picture forms from earlier
days. Gunsmoke with Sheriff Matt Dillon. On old Boot
Hill. The wind blowing fiercely, driving the tumbleweeds past Dillon's
ears. Rolling the weeds over the graves of the poor suckers gunned down in
their boots. Vision by Ray D.W.
Mustard - species unknown
Same mustard as
above. Might be a Flixweed. .
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