When going over them I noticed that all grasses are missing, are they too middle-class? What a strange preconception. Must learn from that.
To purpose of this expedition is to find out what is there & to learn the names what is now a void.
I don't count many species. The first time I went out I found one stem of nettles but missed it this time. I also thought I found one kind of plant quite often on one side of the street that was completely missing on the other but the pictures do not corroborate this. Robert Walser's micro story is worth more than all the books of Deleuze put together. But is that really saying much?
Several times I have been looking to purchase a guide but they tend to be
- expensive (and I rather buy another book of Amazonian anthropology)
- too limited or too complicated
- lacking the information that I am really keen on: edibility and plant histories.
There is Wikipedia but that is not really helpful...
.. So I confess my innocence and my cluelessness about determination but with the help of you, the reader (thank you!), many of these civilians of the lumpen plantariat are now identified. The job would have been much when these plants will be in bloom.
|First I thought this plant, the most common in my street, was Dock leaf or Ridderzuring, then I thought it maybe was Sorrel or Veldzuring. But Readers Ed and Schildpad suggested Hollyhock or Stokroos.|
|Taraxacum officinale or Common Dandelion or Paardenbloem|
|This one might or might not be different from the above, and this might, as reader Petr suggests, then be Sheperd's purse or Herderstasje|
|A little cryptogarden growing on a heap of soil, notice the snowdrops but what is the dominating plant called? Reader Phil comes up with the answer: Ranculus repens or Creeping buttercup or Kruipende boterbloem. Thank you!|
|Despicable and fatty, but how do a gardeners call it. Reader Petr suggests Common Whitlow Grass or Vroegeling|
|Common plant, hard to make pictures of because they are very small, but what are they called? Four readers suggest Common chickweed or Vogelmuur|
|Lichen are just so photogenic.|
|Dandelion or Shepard's purse?? Reader Becky suggests Dandelion,|
|Rare in my street, no idea what it is.|
|Dog shit unites us all.|
|Reader Becky suggests: Sheep sorel or Schapenzuring|
|Reader Becky sguggests Prickly lettuce or Kompassla|
|The middle kingdom of the middle kingdom.|
|Reader Ed suggests Hairy Bittercress or Kleine veldkers for this.|
|Galanthus nivalis or Snowdrop or Sneeuwklokje|