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Lupinus bicolor - Miniature Lupine

Lupinus bicolor is often included in wildflower seed mixes. The Miniature Lupine is about the same height as the California Poppy at about a foot tall or maybe a little less, and can often be found with it in the wild. Lupinus bicolor is often found covering whole hillsides, but is just as often mixed in a meadow setting. In mass - you smell Lupinus bicolor before you see it. It is best to spread seed with the first significant rains in the Fall. Lupinus bicolor is a common nectar source for the Orange Sulphur Butterfly.

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Lupinus bicolor, Miniature Lupine