OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Lupinus diffusus   FAMILY Fabaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lupinus diffusus   FAMILY Fabaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Native & naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the US (Isely, 1998)
Lupinus diffusus

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Southeastern States (Cronquist 1980, Isely 1990)
Lupinus diffusus

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-12-002:
Lupinus diffusus   FAMILY Fabaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Lupinus diffusus

 

COMMON NAME:
Blue Sandhill Lupine, Sky-blue Lupine


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image of Lupinus diffusus, Blue Sandhill Lupine, Sky-blue Lupine

Alistair Glen    gwn_lupinusdiffusus

April    New Hanover County    NC

A clump-forming herb with decumbent stems, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

image of Lupinus diffusus, Blue Sandhill Lupine, Sky-blue Lupine

JK Marlow    jkm130406_810

April    Richmond County    GA

Fort Gordon

Leaves one-foliolate and evergreen, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

image of Lupinus diffusus, Blue Sandhill Lupine, Sky-blue Lupine

JK Marlow    jkm130406_810b

April    Richmond County    GA

Fort Gordon

Standard with conspicuous white spot (vs. L. villosus' deep reddish purple), per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.


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image of Lupinus diffusus, Blue Sandhill Lupine, Sky-blue Lupine

JK Marlow    jkm130406_828

April    Richmond County    GA

Fort Gordon

image of Lupinus diffusus, Blue Sandhill Lupine, Sky-blue Lupine

JK Marlow    jkm130406_835

April    Richmond County    GA

Fort Gordon

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Lupinus diffusus   FAMILY Fabaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lupinus diffusus   FAMILY Fabaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Native & naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the US (Isely, 1998)
Lupinus diffusus

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Southeastern States (Cronquist 1980, Isely 1990)
Lupinus diffusus

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-12-002:
Lupinus diffusus   FAMILY Fabaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Lupinus diffusus

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2996

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in Coastal Plain

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, sandy roadsides, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Unifoliolate (technically compound but having only 1 leaflet and appearing simple)
Mostly alternate
Petioles 3-10cm long

FLOWER:
Spring
Blue (the standard with a conspicuous cream spot)
Bilaterally symmetrical
2-lipped calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, monadelphous, of 2 lengths
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Legume

 

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