Fabaceae
Lupinus albicaulis

Sickle-Keeled Lupine

Erect plant, flowers on upright stem above leaves. Silky hairs cover the foliage. Leaves palmately divided into 5–10 leaflets. Flower spike 4–15 in. long, loosely arranged, dull white, purple, or yellow, keel strongly upward-curving, tip pointing up through petals. Grows on open dry slopes in foothills and mountains.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Mid Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 1--2 feet
  • Habitat: West-Side Forest, Dry Slopes
  • Found In: Olympic NP, Siskiyous, Crater Lake NP
  • Native: Yes