Soil: Xeric (Dry)
Sun: Full to Part
Color: Dark Lavender
Flowers: The 1/3″ long pea-like flowers grow in a long, upright, terminal cluster 3″-7″ long.
Leaves: The leaves are palm-like with 7-11 “fingers” attached at a central point. The leaflet are up to 2″ long.
Plant this wildflower to help provide food for the endangered Karner Blue Butterflies! This beautiful flower does well on deep, moist or dry, sandy soils. Great for the rock garden.
Food Uses: Poisonous.
Other Uses: Lupine is the only food of the Karner Blue butterfly, which is in danger of extinction due to the decline of Lupines.
More Information: Nitrogen fixing plant. Nice in bouquets.
Name: Called lupine after the Latin word for wolf. People originally thought that it caused poor soil. Actually, it improves soil.
Other Name: Sundial Lupine