Lupinus argenteus

Silvery Lupine

Erect stems. Plant green, often silvery with dense short and longer silver hairs. Basal and stem leaves with 1/2–6 in. long petioles, palmately divided, with 5–9 leaflets, each 1/2–2 in. long. Flower spike to 10 in. tall. Flowers on 1–4 in. stalk with blue, violet, or rarely white petals with white to yellow patch. Grows in forests, shrublands, at mid to high elevations.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring, Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 4--60 inches
  • Habitat: East-Side Forest, Shrub-Steppe
  • Found In: Steens
  • Native: Yes