As I have probably told you, I live in an outer, semi-rural suburb where there are the usual housing blocks as well as larger acreage blocks with horses and sometimes cattle.
Yesterday while out in the car we drove past a paddock covered with these blue flowers.
Aren't they pretty?
Having just returned from a holiday in England where we raved about the presence of lots of wildflowers I had to stop and take these photos ( well actually Tony was the one behind the camera ).
Not too many Aussies would think this is lovely.
You see here we call this a weed infestation !
This is Blue Billy Goat Weed ( Ageratum houstonianum ) and is grows well in Queensland !
It is taking the place of precious grass and therefore is quite undesirable ( thrives in poor soil ).
But isn't it pretty with the old blue house in the background ?
Up close it is a very pretty blue and the flowers are quite furry.
As kids we called it "wet-pants weed " and said that if you touched it you would wet your pants !!
So what do think?
Wildflowers or weeds?