Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Week 51: Loopy about Lupins
I love lupins. I don't much care that they are considered to be weeds. So are daisies, and they are my favourite flower. Does this say something about me or the classification of flowers?
The name derives from the Latin, 'lupinus' meaning wolf, because the plants have a tendency to ravage the land where they grow. But outbreaks of these voracious lupins can make runs and bike rides around the Wakatipu Basin quite glorious.