Wednesday, May 28, 2008

three cornered garlic



a small patch of this uncommon but invasive stranger. It is native to the mediterranean but is found in the South West, and on the coasts of California and Oregon (I hadn't realised Oregon was on the coast). So here it is in lower Downgate. The unmistakeable smell of garlic pervades the air around it.

2 comments:

Tara said...

Wow--does the smell keep away pests?

spot said...

It seems to be a pest in its own right (see www.gw.govt.nz/story10966.cfm), which means it has spread all over the world.