Lupinus species

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Scientific Name Lupinus havardii USDA PLANTS Symbol
LUHA
Common Name Big Bend Bluebonnet, Chisos Bluebonnet ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
26025
Family Fabaceae (Pea) Wildflower Center Ref.
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Description Found almost exclusively in Big Bend and Brewster County. Erect, hairy annual 2-1/2 feet tall, erect branches; alternate leaves divided into 7 leaflets each 3/4-inch long; flowers 5/8-inch long, 5 petals, blue to blue/purple, banner with white spot near base; numerous flowers in slender raceme 18 inches long. Description excerpt from "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi. Texas Status
Native
Scientific Name Lupinus texensis USDA PLANTS Symbol
LUTE
Common Name Texas Bluebonnet ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
26133
Family Fabaceae (Pea) Wildflower Center Ref.
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Description Erect, hairy annual 6 to 16 inches tall, branched from base; alternate, mostly basal leaves divided into 5 leaflets each up to 1-inch long; flowers 3/8 to 5/8-inch long, very fragrant, 5 petals, dark blue, banner with white/reddish spot near base; numerous flowers in dense clusters with white tips. Mutations in white, pink and maroon found occasionally in the wild. Description excerpts from "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi and Wikipedia. Texas Status
Native

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