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Lupinus plattensis (Nebraska lupine)
Rechentin, C.A.

Lupinus plattensis

Lupinus plattensis S. Watson

Nebraska Lupine, Dune Bluebonnet

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s): Lupinus glabratus, Lupinus ornatus var. glabratus


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Found in Montana, Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, far northeastern New Mexico, and far northwestern Texas, Lupinus plattensis has blue flowers with a dark spot on the standard and paddle-shaped leaflets.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Fruit Type: Legume
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Blue
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun


USA: CO , MT , NE , NM , OK , TX , WY

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.


Bibref 318 - Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region (2002) Wasowski, S. & A. Wasowski
Bibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Lupinus plattensis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Lupinus plattensis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Lupinus plattensis


Record Modified: 2016-04-26
Research By: TWC Staff

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