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Lupinus plattensis S. Watson
Nebraska Lupine, Dune Bluebonnet
Fabaceae (Pea Family)
Synonym(s): Lupinus glabratus, Lupinus ornatus var. glabratus
USDA Symbol: lupl
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 CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Fruit Type: Legume
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Blue
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
DistributionUSA: CO , MT , NE , NM , OK , TX , WY
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.
BibliographyBibref 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 resourcesUSDA: Find Lupinus plattensis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Lupinus plattensis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Lupinus plattensis
MetadataRecord Modified: 2016-04-26
Research By: TWC Staff