Pasture Weeds

Grows quickly from March. and stops grass growing under its leaves.Yellow flowers mature quickly to shed seed balls.

Grows quickly from March. and stops grass growing under its leaves.Yellow flowers mature quickly to shed seed balls.

 

Several varieties of prickly thistle occur,and the wind spreads seed rapidly from the puff balls that follow flowers.

Several varieties of prickly thistle occur,and the wind spreads seed rapidly from the puff balls that follow flowers.

YarravalleyViews,BenyeringCottage Dandelion

Dandelions spread thickly and smother grass. Wind spreads the seed from the puff balls. True dandelion roots have been used to imitate coffee in hard times.

YarravalleyViews,BenyeringCottage Dock

Dock grows to 60cm. tall and seeds profusely, the seeds sticking to clothes or animal fur. It has woody tap roots which are hard to pull out,

YarravalleyViews,BenyeringCottage Invasive Grass

This variety of grass has been present at Benyering for only 5 years, but it grows rapidly, seeds early and profusely, and is invading areas quickly. When pulled on, the stems snap off easily leaving the roots in the ground, I do not know its name. Any help would be appreciated.

YarravalleyViews,BenyeringCottage Plantain

Plantain has several varieties. largely based on leaf width. It spreads readily from the long seed stalks, and interferes with grass cover. It is edible for cattle and horses.