Thursday, August 07, 2008


Originally uploaded by borealnz
I've never really liked these plants, although their form is quite striking they seem to have an air of menace -I've always thought of them as Triffids. Once one arrived uninvited in my garden, it seemed to spring up overnight, it didn't stay for long!

They are actually a variety of echium, I'm not sure of the exact botanical name but they are a fairly common sight in some areas here, growing in thickets and putting up statuesque blue flower stalks and later the seedheads you see in this photo.

It was sunny here today , the first really sunny and mild day for what feels like weeks and what a difference it made!

1 comment:

paulgrand said...

There is something prehistoric about them, dinosaur's weeds?