Fabaceae
Lupinus lepidus var. aridus

Dry-Ground Lupine

Erect short flower stalks, not woody at base. Leaves on upright or spreading stalks, crowded with silky-haired leaves. Leaves palmately divided, 6–8 oblong leaflets 3/4 in. long. Flower stalks 1–4 in. long, with flowers among foliage. Flowers in short, wide, dense, cone-shaped spike, violet or rarely pure white, center white or pale yellow. Grows in dry barren soil, gravel.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: All Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 4--8 inches
  • Habitat: Shrub-Steppe, East-Side Forest
  • Found In: Wallowas, Great Basin, Siskiyous
  • Native: Yes