National Geographic : 1936 Dec
© National Geographic Society inlay rnotograpn oyvv. tooert ivioore "SALVATION JANE" IS A SOUTH AUSTRALIAN NICKNAME FOR THIS PURPLISH-BLUE WEED Its blossoms resemble hooded bonnets worn by Salvation Army lasses. Another reason for the nameisthat, during adrought afew years ago, cattle survived by grazing on this nitrogenous pest, Echium plantagineum, which blankets acres of many localities. Known inother parts ofAustralia as "Paterson's curse," the plant is akin to the blueweed of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.