Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

August 21, 2013

Yellow #2

Filed under: Colours,Flowers,Waitakere Ranges — paul @ 6:55 am
Velvet Groundsel

Velvet Groundsel

Along the roadsides of the Waitakeres, clusters of yellow flowers herald the impending spring. They are Velvet Groundsel (Roldana petasitis), and they are classified as a weed (invasive). The leaves are furry, and the stems and buds have lovely purple tones.

Velvet Groundsel

Velvet Groundsel

1 Comment

  1. I was thinking they look like a weed we have over here but it is a different one.

    The council made us get rid of all the weeds on our block but it is an ongoing effort.

    Comment by joan — August 21, 2013 @ 9:44 pm

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