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Lupinus perennis ssp. perennis

Northern Sundial Lupine

Scientific Name:

Lupinus perennis ssp. perennis

Genus:

Lupinus

Species Epithet:

perennis

Common Name:

Northern Sundial Lupine

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Fabaceae (Legume Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

12-36 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Blue, Purple

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry

Bloom Time:

April, May

Growing Area:

Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Sandhills, sandy roadsides, other dry (and usually sandy and nutrient-poor) habitats. Uncommon in NC Piedmont, Sandhills, and Coastal Plains.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate, Basal

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Compound

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Highest Wildlife Value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

S3: Vulnerable, S4: Apparently secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G_T_: Subspecies or Variety Rank (add status to NOTES section), G_?: Uncertain (add status to NOTES section) (*Key)

Notes:

Global rank is G5T4?- Subspecific taxon is apparently secure

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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