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Lupinus villosus (Lady lupine)
Cressler, Alan

Lupinus villosus

Lupinus villosus Willd.

Lady Lupine, Hairy Lupine

Fabaceae (Pea Family)


USDA Symbol: luvi

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Lupinus villosus is a hairy lupine native to southeastern North America, with lavender-blue flowers and a red-purple spot on the standard.


From the Image Gallery

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Fruit Type: Legume

Bloom Information

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


USA: AL , FL , GA , LA , 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.

From the Archive

Wildflower Newsletter 1985 VOL. 2, NO.1 - A Glorious Spring, Lupines in Landscapes, Director's Report, Notable Quote, Wild...

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2015-03-31
Research By: TWC Staff

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