Sicklekeel Lupine, Sickle Keeled Lupine Lupinus albicaulis Hederma

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Botanical Name:

Lupinus albicaulis Hederma









Common Name:

Sicklekeel Lupine, Sickle Keeled Lupine

2-5 feet
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  • Lupinus albicaulis Hederma

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in hot tap water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Lupinus albicaulis is a species of lupine known by the common name sickle-keel lupine . It is native to the western United States from Washington to California , where it grows mostly in mountain habitat. It is a hairy, erect perennial herb often exceeding a meter in height. Each palmate leaf is made up of 5 to 10 leaflets each up to 7 centimeters long. The inflorescence is up to 44 centimeters long, bearing whorls of flowers each 1 to 1.6 centimeters long. The flower is purple to yellowish or whitish in color and has a sickle -shaped keel. The fruit is a silky-hairy legume pod up to 5 centimeters long containing several seeds. In Oregon , where the plant is native, it has been cultivated for several uses, including reforestation and revegetation of roadsides and other disturbed habitat. more...
* Perennial wild flower, Flowers in clusters, color purple. Fast growing, showy color. more...
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