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Lupinus latifolius


Lupinus latifolius or broadleaf lupine is native from BC to Baja California. It has beautiful flowers and is a larval host for butterflies.

Lupinus latifolius is known as the broadleaf lupine. It is native to western North America from southern BC south to New Mexico and Baja California. It can be quite variable across its range growing from just one foot tall up to four feet tall! It has classic semi-open spikes of purple-blue and white flowers atop rich green, palmate foliage. Pollinated by native bees including bumblebees. It is a larval host to many butterfly species. Photo: Wikipedia.

Common Name: Broadleaf Lupine

Family: Fabaceae (The Legume Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-9

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 8-12"

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: Blue

Secondary Bloom Colour: Purple

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No


Benefits: Bees, Butterflies

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: Yes

Native Habitat: Moist, open shady woods and meadows from coastal areas into the mountains from southern BC to Baja California.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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