Lupinus arcticus ssp. subalpinus

Subalpine Lupine

Stems ascending, with few leaves. Petioles 4–12 in. long, with green leaf blades palmately divided, 6–9 leaflets. Largest leaflets 2–3 in. long, spoon-shaped, with rounded tips. Inflorescence 6–12 in. long, bearing many blue to blue-violet flowers with upper petals turned back. Grows on open slopes and forest openings, meadows, at high to alpine elevations.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: Mid Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 8--15 inches
  • Habitat: Meadow, West-Side Forest, Subalpine, Alpine, East-Side Forest
  • Found In: Mt. Rainier NP, Olympic NP, N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes