West Coast Road – Canterbury – New Zealand

Somewhere around Castle Hill in Canterbury… (Spotted this beautiful rainbow as we were heading towards Hokitika from Dunedin via Arthur’s Pass. Such beautiful scenery, at one point we were driving along the flat surrounded by glorious snow covered mountains. Best road trip in a long time. We are truly blessed in New Zealand) P1260008.jpg

Day 39

One of the dogs came into work today covered in these balls which I always thought were called biddy bids but apparently the plant is known as cleavers, clivers, goosegrass, catchweed, stickyweed, robin-run-the-hedge, sticky willy, sticky willow, stickyjack, stickeljack, and grip grass, but these tiny balls are seed pods. Biddy bid is actually the European name for the Piripiri plant (The Māori name for Acaena microphyllawhich also has seed pods that stick to fur and clothing) or so the internet would tell me. Anyway, I collected a few so I could photograph them. 🙂

Day 39 - 08/02/17 - Seed Pod - Galium aparine, with many common names including cleavers, clivers, goosegrass, catchweed, stickyweed, robin-run-the-hedge, sticky willy, sticky willow, stickyjack, stickeljack, and grip grass.

February 8th 2017 – Seed Pods -Galium aparine, with many common names including cleavers, clivers, goosegrass, catchweed, stickyweed, robin-run-the-hedge, sticky willy, sticky willow, stickyjack, stickeljack, and grip grass.