Lupinus nanus

Wildflowers Wildflowers Dicots Eudicots Fabales Fabaceae Lupinus

The sky lupine. This has a rather patchy distribution in our area. I have seen it in two places on More Mesa, and along Blue Canyon trail (near Forebush).

The sky lupine looks almost exactly like the miniature lupine, the only difference I note being that the sky lupine is has hairy leaves, while the miniature lupin has no hairs.

First seen blooming near the end of March.


On Blue Canyon trail


On More Mesa


note hairs on the leaf


hairs on the flower too, though not all flowers are haired.

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