Khaki bush seeds (Black jacks)

Maree  Clarkson

Tarlton, South Africa

Artist's Description

Camera : Canon EOS 550D
Tagetes munuta
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I absolutely LOVE Khaki bush, but I also have this love-hate relationship with it. It has these tenaciously sticky seeds that come off from the seed heads at the slightest touch and embed themselves in any form of clothing.
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After walking through a field of these you can end up looking like you are covered in black spiky fur. During my walks on our smallholding (Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa), I always try and dodge them but inevitably I end up spending hours plucking them from my pants and socks. The solution? Wear shorts…

Artwork Comments

  • Magriet Meintjes
  • Maree  Clarkson
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