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Plant Details

Lupinus diffusus

Blue Sandhill Lupine, Oak Ridge Lupine, Spreading Lupine, Skyblue Lupine

Scientific Name:

Lupinus diffusus

Common Name:

Blue Sandhill Lupine, Oak Ridge Lupine, Spreading Lupine, Skyblue Lupine

Plant Family

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Perennial

Bloom Color(s):

blue

Size in Feet:

.6 - 2

Bloom Time:

March - April - May

Bloom Area:

Coast

Patch in bud

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Paynter, Halyburton Park, Wilmington, April 14, 2011

In flower

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Halyburton Park, Wilmington, April 2011

Close view of flowers

Note the unifoliate, grey-green leaves. This distinguishes it from all other NC lupines except L. villosus which is pinkish to lavender.

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In longleaf pine habitat

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Sometimes seen growing in beautiful patches on sandy roadsides

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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