Fabaceae
Lupinus lepidus var. lobbii

Dwarf Lupine

Woody-based low plant covered with silvery silky hairs. Leaves with long petioles crowded at base, palmately divided into 5–7 leaflets, each about 1/3 in. long. Flower stalks spreading to upright, topped with crowded flower clusters, 1 in. long, usually 1/2 as wide. Flowers 1/3 in., blue or purplish, with white patch on upper petal. Seedpods covered with silky hairs. Grows on mountain sides in talus or pumice at high elevations.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring, Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 4--6 inches
  • Habitat: Alpine
  • Found In: Steens, Siskiyous, Mt. Rainier NP, N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes