29 September 2010


I am always happy that the planting areas along the drain of Pasir Panjang Road are not often pruned off the plants. This gives the opportunity for the weeds to colonise the drainage reserves so that they can grow beyond the tolerable standards.

The Oxalis barrelieri contrasted very well in texture and colour with the dark drainage wall.

The weedy Tridax procumbens (common name: Coast Button) from the Asteraceae (Compositae) Family, shown in the 3rd and 4th photos, looked interesting and its flowers do provide nectar to some butterflies. A link is shown below for reference.

Even the wasp loved the Melastoma malabathricum (common name: Sendudok, Singapore Rhododendron) shown in the 5th to 8th photos and flit from flower to flower to collect nectar.