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Lupinus diffusus

Lupinus diffusus Nutt.

Oak Ridge lupine, Sky-blue Lupine, Spreading lupine

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s): Lupinus villosus ssp. diffusus, Lupinus villosus var. diffusus

USDA Symbol: ludi2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Lupinus diffusus is a southeastern species with undivided, elliptic leaves and blue flowers with a whitish spot on the standard (upper petal).

Sky-blue Lupine is a member of the pea family (Fabaceae), which includes trees, shrubs, herbs, and vines with compound or occasionally simple leaves and flowers usually in clusters.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Blue , Violet
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May


USA: AL , FL , GA , MS , NC , SC

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees
Special Value to Bumble Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Lupinus diffusus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Lupinus diffusus in the Flora of North America (if available)
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Record Modified: 2012-07-16
Research By: TWC Staff

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