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Purple Flowers

Purple Flowers

These purple flowers have graced Scenic Drive for some weeks now, soon they will disappear. I don’t know what they are, and would not be surprised if they are classed as weeds. The large leaves of these shrubs are a great sight year-round.

Can anybody identify the plant?

[Edit 22 November]
Thanks to Ewen Cameron of the Auckland Museum I now have the ID: Bartlettina sordida, described as “(attractive) environmental weed”.

The plants are members of the aster family, and native to Mexico.

Purple Flowers

Purple Flowers

Purple Flowers

Purple Flowers


  1. Gunn White

    Just love it!

  2. Pixellicious Photos

    These flowers are really awesome!!

    Pixellicious Photos

  3. leif Hagen

    Pretty, purple plant! Perfect!

  4. joan

    Great flower … can’t help with identifying it.

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