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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Lupinus sericeus Pursh
USDA Symbol: LUSE4
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
The flowers of this lupine are blue or mostly blue, in dense, terminal racemes. Its stems are diffusely branched, vary in height from 1-2 ft., and are clumped together on a coarse, branching root crown. Leaves are palmately compound, and each narrow leaflet is covered with silky hairs.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf:
Green Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
AZ , CO , ID , MT , NM , NV , OR , SD , UT , WA , WY Canada: AB Native Distribution:
Sask. & the Black Hills to n. NM, w. to B.C., e. WA & AZ Native Habitat:
Dry to moist valleys & mts. to 7000 ft. USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
Soil Description: Moist to dry soils.
BenefitUse Wildlife: Birds, Hummingbirds.
Warning: Plant poisonous
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Attracts: Birds , Hummingbirds
PropagationDescription: Propagate by seed or division. Fresh-sown seed need not be treated.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Stored seed will need an acid or hot water treatment.
Commercially Avail: yes
From the National Organizations Directory
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Native Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff