A white man with a bouquet of fireweed, a re-imagining of Christian Thompson’s Australian Graffitti.
Fireweed is a highly invasive and opportunistic weed, native to Madagascar and southern Africa. It was first introduced into Australia in 1918, here, in the Hunter Valley. It’s toxic. We try to pull it out whenever we see it. But sometimes there’s too much to deal with in one go.
I am amazed at the remote and unlikely places where I come across this plant.