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Silver Lupine


ynonyms: Mountain Lupine A hardy perennial with blue flowers, sometimes white or pink; blooms from March to June. Flowers may turn muddy yellow at lower elevations. The plant has silvery hairy foliage, and leaves form distinctive digitate clusters. Poisonous to livestock. Prominent in meadows, roadsides, wooded areas and found from 6000-10,500 feet elevation. Best in sunny to shady areas; prefers drier soils; attracts hummingbirds. Native primarily in California and Oregon.