|Scientific Name||Lupinus argenteus||USDA PLANTS Symbol||LUAR3|
|Common Name||Silvery Lupine, Silver-stem Lupine||TIS Taxonomic Serial No.||503575|
Life zones and habitat: Foothills to subalpine (4800 to 10500 ft); meadows and open areas, dry or moist, sandy, well-drained soils. Widespread.
Plant: Erect perennial to 2 feet tall, sometimes taller, single to several stems often with very small hairs. Spreads to form colonies.
Leaves: Palmately-divided leaves on long petioles with 5 to 9 leaflets, each narrowly linear to oblanceolate, up to 2 inches long.
Inflorescence: Many pea-like light to dark blue, purple or white blossoms arranged in a raceme 4 to 8 inches long atop each stem, may be hairy. Raceme stem may be reddish.
Bloom Period: May to September.
Notes: Highly variable species in terms of height, leaf shape, hairiness, etc.
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