Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
This is one of the easiest plants in NC to identify. Read more at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales
Native & naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the US (Isely, 1998)
Lupinus perennis var. perennis
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Northern Sundial Lupine
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JK Marlow jkm0505k_37
May Haywood County NC
Corneille Bryan Native Garden
Leaves palmately compound; leaflets 7-11, oblanceolate, 3-5x long as wide, per Weakley's Flora (2015).
Keith Bradley kab_dsc1278
June Haywood County NC
Blue Ridge Parkway
This close relative of the famous Texas "bluebonnets" may grow 2' high, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.