Lupinus perennis
(Wild Lupine)

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               Seedpod                                           Leaf                                            Stem                                        Seed                                          Habit

Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Wild Lupine, Wild Perennial Lupine, Sundial Lupine, Blue Lupine, Indian Beet, Old Maid's Bonnets
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 5 - 8
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: May - June
    Status: Native

Lupinus perennis, or Wild Lupine, is native only to the northeastern quarter and southeast coast of the United States. It grows in dry, sandy fields and prairies. It blooms in mid spring, with purple-blue flowers on tall stalks.

This is the only eastern Lupinus species with wide distribution. There are several species in the southeast, but none with wide distribution. Photos of them and ID aids will be added as they are available.

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