Photo Credit
Photo courtesy of USFWS Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge.

Wild lupine

Scientific name
Lupinus perennis
Plant Family
Plant Group
This deep lavender flower can stand 8-30 inches tall. The Karner Blue Butterfly depends on this plant for a food source.
Identification Hints

This deep lavender flower can stand 8-30 inches tall. The Karner Blue Butterfly depends on this plant for a food source.

Did You Know?

The flowers of Wild lupine are generally purplish in color, but can range from blue to white and sometimes even pink. The leaves are spread out in a fan-shape of 7-11 leaflets, described as "palmately compound". The seedpods are often hairy and generally contain 2 or more seeds per pod.

States
AL, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV