A purple field

Don Journet donjournet@netspace.net.au
Wed, 15 Jun 2011 15:27:42 PDT
Hello Diane,
                   A more complementary name for this plant is Salvation 
Jane. Someone must love it.

Don Journet
Eastern Australia

On 16/06/2011 7:23 AM, Diane Whitehead wrote:
> My first thought was Echium,  Patterson's Curse, which grows in such
> great swaths in Western Australia that it can probably be seen from
> space.
> I saw scattered plants of it in the Eastern Cape in January.  I think
> if it had taken over fields there, then it would be well known to
> wildflower guides, but our two guides did not seem unduly disturbed by
> it.   I warned them of what it had done in Australia.
> Diane Whitehead
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