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Lupinus nootkatensis Donn ex Sims
Fabaceae (Pea Family)
USDA Symbol: LUNO
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N)
A stocky, robust lupine with stems to 24 in. tall. The palmately compound leaves are short-petioled and densely hairy. The flower clusters are large with showy, blue flowers.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate , Opposite
Leaf Complexity: Palmate
Fruit Type: Legume
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun
DistributionUSA: AK , WA
Canada: AB , BC
Native Distribution: Coastal areas from the Aleutian Is. to the White Pass region in B.C.
Native Habitat: Dry slopes; gravel bars
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Description: Gravelly soils.
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
Special Value to Bumble Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
PropagationDescription: Propagate by seed or division. Fresh-sown seed need not be treated.
Seed Treatment: Stored seed will need an acid or hot water treatment.
Commercially Avail: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Lupinus nootkatensis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Lupinus nootkatensis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Lupinus nootkatensis
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff