Lupin Fields

New Zealand’s lupins are used as an example of imported plants causing environmental problems, but the reality is, the Russell Hybrids seen here are not the culprits. The hybrids were deliberately planted in all the areas they are now found, and they are not the plants that have spread into the braided rivers. The wicked interlopers are tree lupins. The fields of Russell Hybrids seen here were being grown as experimental forage for sheep and cattle.

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