Sunday, May 24, 2015

"Weeds" of Guatemala

On a recent trip to Guatemala I snapped photos here and there while out walking paths in undeveloped areas just outside Guatemala City.  Here are some of those photos.  These would be considered “weeds” to the local residents.

In some cases I have bought plants like these for the Gardens at waters East here in Wisconsin at local nurseries – in Guatemala they grow wild anywhere and everywhere.  A few zones to the South can make a difference in what is thought of as a “weed”.

 a "close-up" of the above

Your comments are always welcome.



  1. The top one looks like Lantana?
    Is the Black Eyed Susan look-a-like Thunbergia
    The bottom one looks a bit like a vetch?
    Nice pictures

  2. Yes, I noticed that Lantana and many other plants we grow as annuals here in Wisconsin are rather invasive in Florida, as well. I guess that's one good thing about a cold climate. The brutal winters kill off some of the invasives. Now, if we could find a way to discourage Garlic Mustard ...