A purple field

AW awilson@avonia.com
Wed, 15 Jun 2011 13:10:31 PDT
Thank you , John. I am familiar with a number of echium species but none
that are no taller than about 7-9 inches (17-23 cm) tall. The two men I was
with seemed to understand my hand signal questions as to whether it was from
a bulb or not and nodded their heads affirmatively when I said 'bulb' and
"Zwiebel" in German. Not sure which of these they understood. Alas, we were
unable to stop at that site. These men were protea growers and did know
their native plants rather well but used Afrikaans terms for everything.

San Diego 

Was it definitely bulbous? I think there's a weedy purple Echium

John Grimshaw

Dr. John M. Grimshaw
Sycamore Cottage
GL53 9NP

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