gallery, preston 2006
Surveys were conducted in 2006 in Preston to try and
discover all the weed species in the city centre.
Originally over 50 species were counted in the gaps in the
pavement, along gutters, in walls, on roof tops and
chimneys and on small plots of derelict land. Only species
that were unplanned and not deliberately planted on
landscaped areas were included in the count. One lovely
surprise was discovering a Broad Bean growing in the
pavement on Birley Street near the old Post Office
10 species were highligted in the exhibition: Creeping
Buttercup, Nettle, Daisy, Greater Plantain, Creeping
Thistle, Herb Robert, Broad-leaved Willowherb, Annual
Meadow Grass, Broad-leaved Dock and Dandelion showing both
a live specimen and a location map for each.
2006 gallery view
specimen of Daisy
specimen of Annual Meadow-grass
Above: original survey map 2006
The species count now stands at over 70
Below: printed paper map, coloured pins 2007
52 x 60 cm
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