Lupinus argenteus

Description

Lupinus argenteus is a species of lupine known by the common name silvery lupine. It is native to much of western North America from the southwestern Canadian provinces to the southwestern and midwestern United States, where it grows in several types of habitat, including sagebrush, grassland, and forests. It is sometimes silvery-hairy in texture and sometimes nearly hairless. The inflorescence bears many flowers, sometimes arranged in whorls and are purple, blue, or whitish in color. The banner, or upper petal, of the flower may have a patch of white or yellow. The fruit is a hairy legume pod up to 3 centimeters long containing several bean-like seeds.

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Description

Lupinus argenteus is a species of lupine known by the common name silvery lupine. It is native to much of western North America from the southwestern Canadian provinces to the southwestern and midwestern United States, where it grows in several types of habitat, including sagebrush, grassland, and forests. It is sometimes silvery-hairy in texture and sometimes nearly hairless. The inflorescence bears many flowers, sometimes arranged in whorls and are purple, blue, or whitish in color. The banner, or upper petal, of the flower may have a patch of white or yellow. The fruit is a hairy legume pod up to 3 centimeters long containing several bean-like seeds.

Part of the Butterfly Bed & Breakfast Project.