Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1947

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Uncommon

Look for it in sandhills, sandy roadsides, other dry (and usually sandy and nutrient-poor) habitats, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Dry

LEAVES:
Palmately compound: 7-11 leaflets
Mostly alternate
Petioles (2) 5-10 (15) cm long

FLOWER:
Spring
Blue (rarely white or pinkish)
Bilaterally symmetrical
2-lipped calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, monadelphous, of 2 lengths
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Legume

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Lupinus perennis ssp. perennis   FAMILY Fabaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lupinus perennis ssp. perennis var. perennis   FAMILY Fabaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-12-001:
Lupinus perennis   FAMILY Fabaceae

GREATER THAN Native & naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the US (Isely, 1998)
Lupinus perennis var. perennis

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Lupinus perennis

 

COMMON NAME:
Northern Sundial Lupine


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image of Lupinus perennis ssp. perennis

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.

image of Lupinus perennis ssp. perennis

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.

image of Lupinus perennis ssp. perennis

Keith Bradley    kab_l_perennis_peren_1280

June    Haywood County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway