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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

If You Like Purple

This year there is purple vetch growing along many roads in the country.  It is growing in wheat fields among the wheat - climbing up telephone poles - covering fences.


I've never seen so much of it - ever.
It has formed a continuous hedge along a fence outside a wheat field.


It has escaped and is running wild.  Don't stand still for very long or it will overtake you.

Such beauty and a glorious scent.

13 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, it looks pretty and I do love purple blooms. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

Peggy Jones said...

I love this. Purple is one of my favorites. I guess this is considered an invasive plant. We have some of those in Ky. too. Hate to see it have to be cut away.

Small City Scenes said...

Purple purple so pretty. I hope you ran fast.
MB

Tom said...

we have vetch, but nothing like this!

Amy at love made my home said...

What a beautiful sight!! Such a wonderful mass of colour!

Norma Ruttan said...

The vetch reminds me of lavender. Vetch is much prettier than its name.

Rowan said...

It's rather lovely even if it is a bit rampant. We have wild vetches as well but not the same as yours I don't think. The ones in UK aren't scented I don't think but they're certainly invasive if they get into the garden.

Marigene said...

So pretty, but it looks like it is about to devour anything in its way! Is it considered a noxious weed in your state?
Have a great week, JoAnn.

Michelle said...

It looks very beautiful. I hope it isn't considered an invasive weed!

Powell River Books said...

When my sage blooms it has beautiful purple blooms. - Margy

J said...

Very pretty, even though I'm sure it's considered a nuisance by the way you described its aggressive traveling! Sometimes I wonder who decided which species were "weeds" and which ones weren't...??!

Kay said...

This is a plant we share with you. We've got lots of it growing across the street from us right now - there's a field of purple around the edge of the marsh. I've never caught a scent from it, though.

Carla said...

We have them growing to the side of our garage and up at the farm. Love them. They survive the heat the cold and the high water.