|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.||Click Here|
|Description||Habitat: Gravelly soils in desert environments; hillsides, flats and roadsides.
Plant: Erect annual 2 to 4 feet tall, ascending branches with pubescent hairs appressed against the surfaces.
Leaves: Alternate leaves with 7 oblanceolate leaflets 1/3 to 3/4-inch long with pointed tips; upper surfaces smooth and lower with appressed pubescent hairs.
Inflorescence: Numerous flowers in raceme 7 to 18 inches long, each 5/8-inch long, 5 petals, blue to blue/purple, banner with white spot near base.
Bloom Period: January to May.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi, and American Southwest.
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Map Color Key
Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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