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Old Oct 6th 2013, 7:22 am
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As I was stuck in a convoy behind yet another boat (they truly are the caravans of New Zealand but that's a rant for another thread) I noticed these things. Are they Digitalis?

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Certainly NOT digitalis, Digitalis are the foxglove.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digitalis
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Possibly a member of the Lavender family?
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Echium_candicans

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Originally Posted by Charismatic View Post
Looks very much like it, and in the article it says it has escaped from NZ gardens and become a common road side weed.
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I agree, I think they look amazing, but are probably yet another noxious weed!
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I agree, I think they look amazing, but are probably yet another noxious weed!
Makes sense, it was outcompeting Foeniculum vulgare. Weed v.s. weed.
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Makes sense, it was outcompeting Foeniculum vulgare. Weed v.s. weed.
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Excuse me, I mean fennel.
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Looks very much like it.
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They are most definitely Echiums - commonly known as Pride of Madeira.

Very popular in my part of the world San Diego. Only last about 10 years then the plants get very woody and start to die. They will seed though when mature.

Lovely for big sunny banks.
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Supplementary question, what are those bushes with the yellow flowers you often see growing on vacant Christchurch lots? Pictures to follow (Mayyyyybeeeeee).
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Supplementary question, what are those bushes with the yellow flowers you often see growing on vacant Christchurch lots? Pictures to follow (Mayyyyybeeeeee).
Probably broom, gorse or lupins.
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Probably broom, gorse or lupins.
Lupins, thousands of 'em:
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Lupins, thousands of 'em:
http://i39.tinypic.com/fuymwg.jpg
Yep, they grow by the forest and by the sea here too.
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