Lupine, Silky

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Lupinus sericeus

Lovely native flower and superb food source for hummingbirds and bees.

This quintessential Great Basin native has unique palm-like leaflets with noticeable hairs, as well as racemes of pretty purple flowers. Blooms in June or July depending on elevation, with plants at the highest elevations blooming latest. Though all parts of the plants are toxic to humans and animals, it fixes nitrogen and feeds surrounding plants with its deep taproot. It can take 3-5 years to become established and flower, but the beautiful leaves are worth the wait! Grows to about 2' tall x 1' wide. Best to sow in fall for seeds to break dormancy.

Sustainably wildcrafted by Kyle and friends at Native-Seed Company.

30 seeds.