04 November 2013

Colour me purple


Wild growing and toxic to livestock.  This  introduced weed, Patersons Curse, is also known as Salvation Jane.  Dept. of Primary Industries informs that this weed is native to Mediterranean Europe, and northern Africa.




Bucketfuls of flower bunches have been sold in markets labelled Macquarie Bluebells, amongst other quaint names - people are enterprising!



"weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them" (A. A. Milne)




Location: Tottenham, N.S.W.


Quotation: from Brainy Quote

22 comments:

Linley S said...

We have Pattersons Curse here too Carole. Looks awesome covering entire hillsides but a nightmare for the farmers affected by it. So easily spread too.

Our photos said...

Beautiful are your photos!
Greetings, RW & SK

Joop Zand said...

Fields with lovely colored flowers..... very good photographed Carole.

Greetings, Joop

eileeninmd said...

The purple flowers are gorgeous. Lovely photos and sight to see! Have a happy day!

Jeanne said...

Good morning, and love the lighting that you have captured on this!

TexWisGirl said...

sorry for the toxicity, but they sure are beautiful!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Really pretty! Too bad they are toxic to livestock.

Deanna said...

Well, whatever name they give it, they are beautiful!!

Montanagirl said...

They sure are a beautiful color!

Karen said...

Oh, they are pretty!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

A plant is a plant unless you do not want it then it becomes a weed.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful flowering purple weeds, and A A Milne is dead right.

Helma said...

Yes very nice Carole.
I love this color and the pictures you like done.
The last I find the most beautiful!

RosC said...

Hi Carole,
Second attempt - blogger is giving me grief!
I can't believe they sell this weed as Macquarie Bluebells. Reminds me of the nurseries that are still selling non-invasive oxalis. It's the one that spreads little pink flowers all over footie fields and escapes into the bush.
Great pics of a bad invader. I'm glad you bring the message with the photos because too many people don't get it.
Onya!
Ros.

Brian King said...

What a gorgeous field of flowers! Sometimes the prettiest things are the most deadly.

Lisa Gordon said...

Carole, these are so beautiful!

Jan Castle said...

They are lovely....even if they are a weed!!!!

Wally Jones said...

If only invasive plants were ugly, then we wouldn't be so likely to spread them!

Beautiful photography, Carole!

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Carole A wonderful array of beuatiful blues.

Liz said...

What a lovely sight! I do love purple flowers.

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Breathtaking and beautiful.

Cath.H.C Photography said...

Belles et mauvaises herbes vont souvent ensemble pour mieux nous tromper, mais le respect des plantes et de 'Dame Nature' nous oblige à les observer et les connaître!
Merci pour ce partage!
Nice post! Thanks & Welcome for your comment and visit to my blog.
Have a nice day!
Cath.