|South of Seeland and The Funen
lies many smaller and a few larger islands - The South Eastern Isles.
This is the southernmost and warmest parts of Denmark.
On many of the islands one cacn see large fields with sugar-beet plants, which can be grown here in the good climate. The sugar-beet farming in this part of Denmark provides enough sugar for the whole country and made Denmark toatally independent of the sugar-cane production in the tropics when Denmark sold its last tropical colony - The Virgin Islands - to the US in 1917.
All though much of the land is used for farming there are also place for the nature and the flora has some plants with a southern distribution.
The picture shows a salt marsh with flowering Dittander (Lepidium latifolium) and the greyish Artemisia maritima. Dittander is in Denmark only found in the southern parts.
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