A purple field

Diane Whitehead voltaire@islandnet.com
Wed, 15 Jun 2011 14:23:35 PDT
My first thought was Echium,  Patterson's Curse, which grows in such  
great swaths in Western Australia that it can probably be seen from  

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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