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Lupinus pusillus Pursh
USDA Symbol: lupu
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
Rusty lupine is less than 1 ft. tall. Its stems branch near soil level and are covered with scurfy, rust-colored hairs. Flowers vary from deep, purplish-blue to white. Palmate foliage is shiny on top; hairy beneath.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Blue
Bloom Time: May , Jun
, WY Canada: AB
, SK Native Distribution:
e. to s. Sask., w. ND
& n.w. OK Native Habitat:
Sandy prairies; dunes; stream valleys; roadsides
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Dry, sandy soils.
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff