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It's not Paterson's Curse, it is purple top Verbena.  I don't know if it is a troublesome weed. There were certainly quite big patches of it.

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  1. Patterson's Curse certainly looks pretty, but yes it is a noxious weed. Although it is considered a great resource for apiarists but is toxic to most grazing animals and is Australia's worst broadleaf temperate pasture weed.

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  2. The verbena blends in beautifully with the tonings of the landscape Joan ..... Hopefully it's not toxic.

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  3. It's pretty nevertheless, even if it turns out to be poisonous. Maybe that's why there wasn't cattle in that particular paddock?

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  4. Lovely purple field! The windmill looks familiar, there are still many of those here.

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  5. Yes, I like the windmill like that, too.

    I wondered about swatches of that straggly purple plant.

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  6. A very nice calm photo. One that makes one wishing to be exactly there right now.

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  7. I did some further research into the purple plant ... unlike Patterson's Curse it does not appear to be poisonous to livestock. It is a weed but is not declared noxious in any state in Australia.

    I also heard recently that our weather has been so horrible that Patterson's Curse has not flowered much this year in NSW.

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  8. So that is a good thing, no? On the assumption that everything on this planet is there for a purpose, what actually benefits from PC?

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  9. So how can you tell the difference?


    pulease get rid of word verification. blogger has changed it and it is difficult to read I am up to my 5th attempt

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  10. Julie Dianne beat me to it ... our photos. Also, sheep don't mind eating it, that's why it is called Salvation Jane down in SA, saving them during a drought apparently.

    Dianne, you can tell the difference when you look at the plants, they are nothing like each other.

    And just of you I have turned word verification off (coz I agree the new WV is very hard to read) but if the spam goes mad like it did last time I will have to turn it back on. As it happens I am getting a lot of spam over at BMJ even with WV on.

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