Weeds 2 - Photography Contest [62 entries]

Asclepias Picture

Winning entry, with a score of:
73.6%
Contest goal:

Even weeds give amazing eye catching shots as they compete with desired plants, even for pollination, hence, they try to be more attractive than their competitor cultivated plants.

This goal of this contest is to take a photograph of a weed/weeds. The definition of a weed for the purpose of this contest is as follows (from merriam-webster.com):

"a plant that is not valued where it is growing and is usually of vigorous growth; especially : one that tends to overgrow or choke out more desirable plants"

It is not necessary to show the weed with other plants; however, you must clearly show that your subject is a weed and not just a regular plant. It is not necessary to name the weed, but such attention to detail is highly encouraged.

Finally, although they can sometimes fit our definition of "weed", vines will be considered off theme due to our having a vines contest rather recently. Individual plants are allowed, but please write in the description which weed it is.


Status: finished. Check out the winners below!

Contest Moderator: Some seem to think that if a plant has not been planted it's a weed. That is incorrect, there are many plants groing in the wild that are not weeds. ( 5 years and 1486 days ago )

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Asclepias - created by Ben754


Asclepias
Favs: 1SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 1/62Score: 73.6% (44)6855 views

Butterflyweed growing rampant along a suburban pond. (5 years and 1488 days ago)


Blue Flax - created by Ben754


Blue Flax
Favs: 1SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 2/62Score: 72% (37)8050 views

This one may be a stretch. Blue Flax is an often-planted garden plant, but its invasive, self-seeding habit makes it very hard to control. The one was definitely out of place, having colonized a vegetable bed. Soon after, we tried to eradicate it from the yard; despite its pretty flowers, it just became too invasive. (5 years and 1485 days ago)


Purple weeds - created by patty


Purple weeds
Favs: 1SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 3/62Score: 70.4% (31)6788 views

(5 years and 1489 days ago)


Spiky Flower - created by riady


Spiky Flower
Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 4/62Score: 69.9% (25)5547 views

(5 years and 1490 days ago)

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Siam weed - created by Karol


Siam weed
Favs: 1SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 5/62Score: 68.9% (19)5695 views

(5 years and 1490 days ago)