FloraFinder.org
Home   About Us   Want to Help?   FAQ  
Searching   Image Use Biblio

Lupinus perennis

Lupinus perennis L.

 

Wild Lupine, Indian Beet, Old Maid’s Bonnets, Blue Lupine, Sundial, Lupine

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderFabalesLegumes (pea and bean families)
FamilyFabaceaeLegume family (peas and beans)
GenusLupinus“Wolf,” because of the mistaken belief that lupines ravage land they grow on; in fact, they contribute nutrients
Speciesperennis“Perennial”—returning each year

About plant names...

Wild lupines are natives of eastern North America.

Identification: Plants are 8-24" (20-60 cm) tall, with light green or reddish green stems. Leaves are palmate, with circular rosettes containing 7-11 leaflets. Leaflets may be pointed or rounded, are ½-2" (1.5-6 cm) long, and are smooth and medium green on top, and pale green and somewhat hairy below. Flower spikes are 4-10" (10-25 cm) long, and are blue, or sometimes pink or white. Fruits are yellow-grayish-brown pods like fuzzy pea pods, 1-1¾" (3-5 cm) long, with 5-7 seeds each.

Online References:

Lupinus perennis on the USDA Forest Service's Fire Effects Information Database

Lupinus perennis at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Lupinus perennis on the Connecticut Botanical Society's Connecticut wildflowers site

Lupinus perennis at Illinois Wildflowers

Lupinus perennis on the Virginia Tech Weed Identification Guide

Lupinus perennis on the Virginia Tech Weed Identification Guide

Lupinus perennis at Minnesota Wildflowers

Lupinus perennis at the University of Wisconsin's Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

Lupinus perennis (Wild Lupine, Indian Beet, Old Maid’s Bonnets, Blue Lupine, Sundial, Lupine)

5/6/2016 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton, Groton, MA

Lupinus perennis (Wild Lupine, Indian Beet, Old Maid’s Bonnets, Blue Lupine, Sundial, Lupine)

4/25/2012 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton, Groton, MA
≈ 18 × 13" (46 × 33 cm) ID is uncertain

Lupinus perennis (Wild Lupine, Indian Beet, Old Maid’s Bonnets, Blue Lupine, Sundial, Lupine)

Probably a cultivar. · 5/27/2016 · Acton Arboretum, Acton, MA
≈ 21 × 14" (52 × 34 cm)

Lupinus perennis (Wild Lupine, Indian Beet, Old Maid’s Bonnets, Blue Lupine, Sundial, Lupine)

6/9/2016 · Monhegan Island, ME

Lupinus perennis (Wild Lupine, Indian Beet, Old Maid’s Bonnets, Blue Lupine, Sundial, Lupine)

6/9/2016 · Monhegan Island, ME
≈ 21 × 31" (52 × 78 cm)

Lupinus perennis (Wild Lupine, Indian Beet, Old Maid’s Bonnets, Blue Lupine, Sundial, Lupine)

5/6/2016 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton, Groton, MA

Lupinus perennis (Wild Lupine, Indian Beet, Old Maid’s Bonnets, Blue Lupine, Sundial, Lupine)

5/15/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 16 × 24" (41 × 62 cm)

Lupinus perennis (Wild Lupine, Indian Beet, Old Maid’s Bonnets, Blue Lupine, Sundial, Lupine)

8/6/2014 · Shieling Forest, Peterborough, NH
≈ 8 × 6" (20 × 14 cm)

Lupinus perennis (Wild Lupine, Indian Beet, Old Maid’s Bonnets, Blue Lupine, Sundial, Lupine)

7/14/2012 · Gordon and Kathy’s, Prospect, ME
≈ 5 × 8" (13 × 19 cm) ID is uncertain

Lupinus perennis description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 5 Oct 2016.

© FloraFinder.org. All rights reserved.


 

Lupinus perennis (Wild Lupine, Indian Beet, Old Maid’s Bonnets, Blue Lupine, Sundial, Lupine)

7/14/2012 · Gordon and Kathy’s, Prospect, ME
≈ 4½ × 7" (11 × 17 cm) ID is uncertain

Lupinus perennis (Wild Lupine, Indian Beet, Old Maid’s Bonnets, Blue Lupine, Sundial, Lupine)

7/14/2012 · Gordon and Kathy’s, Prospect, ME
≈ 6 × 9" (14 × 22 cm) ID is uncertain

Lupinus perennis (Wild Lupine, Indian Beet, Old Maid’s Bonnets, Blue Lupine, Sundial, Lupine)

5/15/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 7 × 11" (18 × 27 cm) ID is uncertain

Lupinus perennis (Wild Lupine, Indian Beet, Old Maid’s Bonnets, Blue Lupine, Sundial, Lupine)

Probably a cultivar. · 5/27/2016 · Acton Arboretum, Acton, MA

Lupinus perennis (Wild Lupine, Indian Beet, Old Maid’s Bonnets, Blue Lupine, Sundial, Lupine)

6/9/2016 · Monhegan Island, ME

Lupinus perennis (Wild Lupine, Indian Beet, Old Maid’s Bonnets, Blue Lupine, Sundial, Lupine)

7/14/2012 · Gordon and Kathy’s, Prospect, ME
≈ 6 × 9" (14 × 22 cm) ID is uncertain

Lupinus perennis (Wild Lupine, Indian Beet, Old Maid’s Bonnets, Blue Lupine, Sundial, Lupine)

4/27/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Pepperell, MA
≈ 17 × 12" (44 × 29 cm) ID is uncertain

Lupinus perennis (Wild Lupine, Indian Beet, Old Maid’s Bonnets, Blue Lupine, Sundial, Lupine)

Probably a cultivar. · 5/27/2016 · Acton Arboretum, Acton, MA
≈ 8 × 12" (20 × 31 cm)

Range:

About this map...