Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Goutweed, as promised long ago


IMG_0913, originally uploaded by scallen3.

Gone to seed, with a side order of poison ivy. (goutweed is a.k.a. bishop's weed)

3 comments:

niobe said...

Bishop's weed? Do I detect a soup├žon of anticlericalism?

Thanks for the pic. I'm going to see if I can find any in my yard.

Magpie said...

Are you trying to make me crazy? I'm desperately allergic to poison ivy and frantically trying to eradicate the stinking bishop from my yard and you have to POST A PICTURE???

You know what's really nuts? Apparently you can purchase a variegated cultivated version...but even that tends to be horribly invasive.

S. said...

Magpie, it was for the greater good of us all. Niobe needs to know her enemy.

Yes! I've seen the commercial variety and I can't think of anything more wrong-headed!

And I had to wash my legs after taking the picture--I don't even need to touch poison ivy to get it.