Mt. St. Helens/Lupinus Latifolius

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Sun-loving prairie lupines thrived in dry, open areas. The lupine patches provided carbon and nitrogen to the nutrient-poor soil, which encouraged the establishment of other plants. As the green patches became more diverse, more animals were attracted to them, the animals unknowingly spread seeds and spores, and thus, a feedback loop was established (photo by Charlie Crisafulli).
Lupinus Latifolius.