Lupine studies

Lupines are very beautiful – especial in colder climate zones where not very much else is growing – yet they are still invasive in many places. The same is true in Iceland – here the Nootka lupine was introduced in 1945 from the US (strange – most things from there are somehow intrusive…) to combat soil loss and erosion. It works quite well, but the downside is that the native silver moss is combatted as well – lupine are very much like some ferns, etc. – they allow very few things (or nothing) next to them.

Anyhow, share my joy in their color and beauty


A brisk young bud


slightly hairy and delicate


with the first blossoms showing


more detail, please…


and the white ones as well


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