Lupinus saxosus

Stony-Ground Lupine

Erect, bright green. Leaves mostly basal, palmately divided, 6–12 leaflets, each 1/2–1 1/2 in. long, long stiff hairs on underside, hairless on top. Inflorescence 2–8 in. long, dense with blue flowers. Flower calyx hairy; upper petal without hairs on back, with yellow patch, turning violet with age. Seedpods 1–2 in., with shaggy hairs. Grows in sagebrush or open areas at mid to high elevations.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Early Spring
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 6--10 inches
  • Habitat: Shrub-Steppe
  • Found In: East Gorge
  • Native: Yes