Russell lupin: iconic to Mackenzie Country or invasive weed? – Mark Quinlivan, Timaru Herald

The Russell lupin is often loved by tourists for its colour and coveted by Mackenzie Basin run holders as pasture, but its reviled by Environment Canterbury (ECan) and the Department of Conservation as an invasive weed. (FIle photo) The Russell lupin is often loved by tourists for its colour and coveted by Mackenzie Basin run holders as pasture, but its reviled by Environment Canterbury (ECan) and the Department of Conservation as an invasive weed. Read more: