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Paterson's curse

noun
  1. Australian a purple-flowered noxious plant, Echium plantagineum, a close relative of viper's bugloss, naturalized in Australia and NZ where its harmfulness to livestock has prompted attempts to limit its spreadAlso called: Salvation Jane See also viper's bugloss
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