A purple field

Diane Whitehead voltaire@islandnet.com
Wed, 15 Jun 2011 17:31:06 PDT
Besides being invasive, it is poisonous to livestock, particularly  
ones with a simple digestive system like horses.  I suspect it was  
grown originally as a bee plant as it produces copious nectar, but  
unfortunately the honey is also toxic, and needs to be diluted with  
non-echium honey.


On 15-Jun-11, at 4:34 PM, Mary Sue Ittner wrote:

> The small echium that Diane mentioned I have seen naturalized in
> Australia and I think New Zealand, South Africa, and California. The
> ones I have seen were short,

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