Hairy Bittercress (Cardamine hirsutum) is a non-native winter annual that grows in our Garry Oak meadow, along paths and in the garden. It flowers very early and by the first truly warm days of spring it is starting to form silicles (the seed pods) and is getting ready flick it seeds at the slightest touch. It can be an abundant winter weed in the garden. For a few tricks on controlling this pest see Dave's garden blog: http://gardennotesfromleaningoaks.blogspot.ca/
Two biologists on a beautiful property armed with cameras, smart phones and a marginal knowledge of websites took up the challenge of documenting one species a day on that property. Join along! Posts and photographs by Leah Ramsay and David Fraser (unless otherwise stated; started January 1, 2014.