Growing up to 2 metres tall, the Yellow Tree Lupin is a rapidly growing wildflower or rather a shrub which grows erect, 15-25 cm racemes of fragrant sulphur yellow to bright yellow pea-like flowers. The flowers are formed in whorls along the long stems.
This wildflower is an aggressive self seeder and can be considered an invasive weed. It will colonise sand dunes, gravelly riverbeds, and roadsides. Despite its invasive tendancies, the pungent but beautiful fragrance of the pea-like wildflowers which the shrub produces wafts in the air during the heat Central Otago summer months.
Yellow Tree Lupins, Lupinus arboreus, Lake Hawea, Central Otago, South Island, New Zealand.
Make sure to see all our colourful flower pictures.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/11.0, exposure time of 1/100 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 28mm.
Back to top of photo page.