Lupinus polyphyllus (Bigleaf lupine)

Moderate to high water requirement; partial shade. Blue or lavender blossoms form on dense racemes 6 to 15 inches long. A lush, somewhat succulent perennial plant found from the Coastal Ranges to mid-elevation sites in the Great Basin states. Generally prefers moist meadows, forests or stream corridors. A highly variable species with numerous subspecies.

native distribution

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Fabaceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Forb/herb

Native Status: Native

Growth Form: Rhizomatous

Mature Height: 6-48 in.

Bloom Color: Blue or Lavender

Bloom Period: May-August

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Wetland Indicator Status: FAC

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Nitrogen fixation: Yes

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SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 19,000-30,000

Seeding Rate: 10-35 PLS lbs/acre

Season: Fall

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