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Pacific Lupine

Pacific Lupine

Lupinus lepidus, the Pacific lupine, prairie lupine or dwarf lupine is a perennial herbaceous plant in the pea family. Lupinus lepidus is a small hairy perennial that reaches 4 to 24 inches (10 to 61 cm). Leaves extend up the stem, but most are basal. Leaves are palmately compound with 5-8 green-gray leaflets less than 1 1-2 inches (3. 8 cm). The Pacific Lupine is often seen in the Mount Rainier region in pink, purple, and blue flowers from mid-April through August. 

Flower Family: Pea
Scientific Name: Lupinus lepidus
Usual Color: Blue-purple