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