Mary Ryniec enrolled in a botanical watercolor class at Brooklyn Botanic Garden several years ago and loved it. She has been painting botanicals ever since and is a fellow of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Florilegium Society.
Allergy-sufferers may hate this notorious plant, but it's not all bad. It's a food source for wildlife and was once cultivated as a food crop. It also has the ability to help clean up contaminated soil. View Weed of the Month: Ragweed