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Saturday - April 21, 2007

From: Houston, TX
Region: Southwest
Topic: Wildflowers
Title: Bluebonnets in Colorado mountains
Answered by: Damon Waitt

QUESTION:

Will Bluebonnets grow up in Colorado in the mountains?

ANSWER:

If you are referring to Texas bluebonnets, it is unlikely the native Lupinus texensis (Texas lupine) will grow in high elevations in Colorado. However, Lupinus sericeus (silky lupine) is found in Colorado and grows in dry to moist valleys and mountains to 7000 feet. The Native Seed Network lists several seed sources for silky lupine.


Lupinus sericeus

Lupinus texensis

 

 

 

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