Saturday, March 19, 2005
Knotweed and Tulips
I like this photo because of the contrast between the tulip (Tulipa sp.), cultivated for centuries and very well-behaved, and Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica), cultivated for over a century but very unruly indeed. You could try to give it a "time out" in the corner but you know it wouldn't stay there :-). Photo was taken at the UMass Boston greenhouses...by now the tulips have shed their petals and the knotweed has long since shaded them out anyway.
Labels: Flickr, Japanese knotweed, photoblogging, photography, plants
Nice visual distinction between "invasive" and "exotic" there! I was trying for that in this piece.
(In the linked piece, by the way, I made erroneous statements about cold killing the exotic species back every so often.)
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