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Wild Lupine

Plant Leaf

Full Plant

Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Luminus perennis

Flower Description:

Flowers are in a spike-like cluster to 8″ long. Individual flowers are 3/4 to 1″ long and a typical pea-shape, on a short stalk. The lower parts of the flower are blue. The upper parts may be blue, or two-tone blue and purple, or blue and white.

Season BloomMay - June
HabitatPart shade, sun; dry sandy soil, fields, prairies, edges of woods
Leaf DescriptionLeaves are divided into 7 to 11 leaflets, radiating from a central point at the end of a long stalk. Leaflets are hairy and have rounded tips, often with a small sharp point at the apex and taper at the base.
Soil Type Dry
Light Source Sun, Partial Sun