Lupine, Bush; Lupinus albifrons
Mid Bloomer. Clustered flowers, blue to reddish purple, plant covered with silky hairs, sometimes has a grape-like fragrance.
Notes: Pea Family. This is the only shrubby Lupine in the foothills, with beautiful wands of blue-violet flowers and silver foliage, therefore also called Silver Lupine. Almost every part of this plant is covered with fine, silvery-white hairs. Albifrons means ‘white-fronded.’ The flowers can occasionally give off a grape-like fragrance. The black-flecked patch on the blossoms turns red with age.
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Kingdom Plantae -- Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta -- Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta -- Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta -- Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida -- Dicotyledons
Family Fabaceae -- Pea family
Genus Lupinus L. -- lupine
Species Lupinus albifrons Benth. ex Lindl.
-- silver lupine
Contains 5 Varieties and 5 accepted taxa overall
Lupine, Bush (Lupinus albifrons)