WeedImageoftheDay

Sunshine Smile


Mustard Grass Flower

A blossom is good like sunshine, even if it’s only a little bit. This weed has a sunny smile just big enough to brighten your day. Be sunny and bloom no matter what size you are!

Please come back tomorrow for a new “Weed Image of the Day” and let me know which ones you like.

We and our weeds are so much more than what we first appear to be.

This entry was published on January 4, 2012 at 4:05 pm. It’s filed under Nature, Photography, Weeds and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

6 thoughts on “Sunshine Smile

  1. I love the weed seed tower and this one! Anything has beauty if you put it in perspective! Love the idea of this blog!

    • weedimageoftheday on said:

      Thank you! Yes, I totally agree. I like to look closely at something that suffers from mainly being overlooked. I chose weeds for a number of reasons…they are everywhere, and they possess an unbridled passion to thrive!

  2. This looks like Rapistrum rugosum, an alien invasive from Europe. I don’t know where you are, but here in Austin it has become a real nuisance, sometimes outcompeting native wildflowers, including the ones that the Texas Department of Transportation uses our tax money to plant alongside highways.

  3. weedimageoftheday on said:

    Hi Steve. It’s either Rapistrum rugosum or a close relative! We call it Mustard Grass here and it thrives alongside the freeways in So. Cal. as well as empty lots and fields. it comes back year after year. I read something interesting about the plant at this blog: http://somerstonwineco.com/blog/Mustard-grass.

    I haven’t verified the above story, but it sure seems like a good use for this eye catching weed.

  4. Great post, thanks

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