Thursday, August 19, 2010

Burcucumber (Sicyos angulatus)

Here is a close up of this pervasive weed vine that starts its growth in late spring. It really goes to town in good growing season weather. I have not noticed it so prolific before. Another sign of global warming as it seems to be in south western Ontario but has not made real inroads to eastern Ontario.
Its quite noticeable along the 401 highway near Toronto.
More here.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Does not look much like Canada but this is near the village of Brougham to the north of Pickering in Ontario. This is the sun setting through the woods and undergrowth. It has been an outstanding year for plant growth and this weed vine (burcucumber) has taken over the woods. Too bad there are no wood burls (burrs) involved.

Another view but before the sunset.