Lavandula nimmoi is a favorite of the goats of Socotra, so why is this one seemingly untouched? The winter rains of this season were good and have ensured plenty of juicy grasses, which is the the top choice of the Socotri goat. As soon as the grasses are exhausted they will start picking their next species on the list.
The only other way for a plant to avoid browsing is to grow in cracks of the vertical cliffs. This one is just not out of reach, and when you look a bit closer you can see where a goat has had a go at it.
Last Updated on 13 April, 2023 by morten