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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 the two of them can often be found blooming together in the wild. The blue flowers contrast so nicely with the orange. 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.

Lupinus bicolor, Miniature Lupine

Blue and white flowers of Lupinus bicolor - Miniature Lupine with a background of poppies. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

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Plant pages from the genus Lupinus featured on this site:
Lupinus albifrons * Silver Lupine
Lupinus arizonicus * Arizone Lupine
Lupinus bicolor * Miniature Lupine
Lupinus chamissonis * Dune Bush Lupine
Lupinus exubitus * Grape Soda Lupine
Lupinus grayi * Sierra Lupine
Lupinus hirsutissimus * Stinging Lupine
Lupinus microcarpus densiflorus * Chick Lupine
Lupinus stiversii * Harlequin Lupine
Lupinus succulentus * Succulent Lupine, Arroyo Lupine
Lupinus truncatus * Collared Annual Lupine