The lupin flower

 

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Lupinus nootkatensis

This pretty purple flower was introduced in Iceland to combat soil erosion. The plant has thrived and spreads quickly across the country, effectively diminishing the soil erosion issue but introducing new problems for native flora which struggle to take root amid this strong, 60cm plant.

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5 comments

  1. Hey Jess, they do look beautiful. Like so many plants that are introduced they can cause issues. I didn’t know they were good for soil erosion. They nitrogen fix, so are great as a cover crop in my garden 🙂

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      1. Haha, I looked it up, it looks like complicated gardening/science stuff 😛 Interesting though, something about producing more nitrogen (combined with other elements) for plants and so forth. Maybe I’ll read up more if I get into gardening someday.

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  2. Wow that was strange. I just wrote an very long comment but after I
    clicked submit my comment didn’t show up. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that
    over again. Anyhow, just wanted to say excellent
    blog!

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