Echium plantagineum - Patterson's Curse  by Eve Parry

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Photographed near York, in Western Australia.
Beautiful to look at, but I believe its deadly to animals. (Also know as Salvation Jane) Introduced to Australia from Europe.


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I retired to Frankland River 10 years ago, after living in Perth since 1971; originally I was from Shropshire, England.
Most of my work, is done in the lower south of Western Australia, mainly Frankland, my garden, and Albany. However, I do visit my family who still live in Perth, and try to take the opportunity to photograph other places.

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  • Carrie Bonham
    Carrie Bonhamabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful colors!

  • Thank you Carrie.

    – Eve Parry

  • David Haworth
    David Haworthabout 4 years ago

    very nice composition. Ours takes another month or so to flower.

  • It’s not out here yet either. I dug this one up to enter into a challenge.

    – Eve Parry

  • aMOONy
    aMOONyabout 4 years ago

    Gorgeous landscape!

  • Thank you very much.

    – Eve Parry

  • Adrian Kent
    Adrian Kentabout 4 years ago

    Yes, it destroys the animals livers, spiny too, looks smashing tho!

  • Thank you for that information Adrian.

    – Eve Parry

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerabout 4 years ago

    Great capture of this introduction that would have been better left behind!

  • Thank you Trish. Yes we have many things we could well do without.

    – Eve Parry

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtabout 4 years ago

    WOW!!!! Gorgeous!

  • Thank you Cee. :-)

    – Eve Parry

  • Elfriede Fulda
    Elfriede Fuldaabout 4 years ago

    Gorgeous dreamy colors,,lovely piece

  • Thank you very much :-)

    – Eve Parry

  • Lozzar Landscape
    Lozzar Landscapeabout 4 years ago

    It looks so beautiful, and yet it causes such problems. A lovely capture Eve.

  • Thank you Lorraine.

    – Eve Parry

  • Bettysplace
    Bettysplaceabout 4 years ago

    wonderful colour shame its a curse to animals

  • Thank you Betty, it certainly is.

    – Eve Parry

  • BonnieWoodson
    BonnieWoodsonabout 4 years ago

    I’m at a loss for words, this is so beautiful…Super image☺

  • Thank you so much for your wonderful comment Bonnie.

    – Eve Parry

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