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Lupinus succulentus - Succulent Lupine, Arroyo Lupine

Lupinus succulentus is likely the most easily grown Lupine. Arroyo Lupine prefers disturbed areas. I have seen Lupinus succulentus coming up as a weed in construction sites just a few weeks after the soil has been cleared. I ask for it in wildflower seed mixes because it is so successful in disturbed locations and because it give such rapid coverage and because it comes up the following seasons. Lupinus succulentus blooms from mid-winter through Spring and if given a little moisture may continue to flower into the Summer. The white banners of the blue flowers change color from white to purple as they get pollinated. A signpost to keep the bees informed. I often plant Arroyo Lupine with the yellow Chick Lupine because the later blooming Chick Lupine spreads out the season and gives an interesting change of color. Lupinus succulentus is a nectar source for the Orange Sulphur Butterfly.

Lupinus succulentus, Succulent Lupine, Arroyo Lupine

Blue and white flowers of Lupinus succulentus - Succulent Lupine, Arroyo Lupine. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Other plant pages from the genus Lupinus featured on this site:
Lupinus albifrons
Lupinus arizonicus
Lupinus bicolor
Lupinus chamissonis
Lupinus grayi
Lupinus microcarpus densiflorus
Lupinus stiversii
Lupinus truncatus