Exotic (Weed): Large Quaking-grass (Briza maxima)


Also known as Blowflies, Blowfly Grass, Briza, Quaking Grass, Shell Grass and Shelly Grass, Large Quaking-grass is an exotic (weed).  I know this thanks to a local person I was fortunate enough to meet a couple of weeks ago.   We walked around the boundary and she shared her knowledge of plants native to this area, including grasses.  It … Continue reading Exotic (Weed): Large Quaking-grass (Briza maxima)

Exotic: Large-flower Wood-sorrel (Oxalis purpurea)


The Large-Flower Wood-sorrel flower looks pretty, but this plant is a weed introduced from elsewhere.  We have a couple of very small patches of it this year. I think it is new as I have not noticed it before. I’ve heard that Oxalis spreads if you try to pull it out of the ground and we don’t … Continue reading Exotic: Large-flower Wood-sorrel (Oxalis purpurea)