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Coconino NF near Happy Jack - JK

Yavapai County Native & Naturalized Plants

Lupinus hillii - Hill's lupine

Other Common Names: Hill's lupine
Plant Form: Forb

Family: Fabaceae

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Coconino NF near Happy Jack
Coconino NF near Happy Jack
Plant - summer
Coconino NF near Happy Jack
Forb Plant Description

Origin: Native   Life Cycle: Perennial
General Desc: Less erect than other lupins.
Height: 8 inches


Habitat Description: Ponderosa pine forests.
Plant Communities: Montane Conifer Forest
Elevation: 6000 - 9000 feet

Flower Characteristics

Color: Blue to purple     Shape: Irregular in elongated clusters     Tubular: Y     Flowering Period: May - Aug
Description: Pealike, to 1/4 inch long.

Leaf and Stem Characteristics

Leaf Color: Grayish-green     Leaf Type: Compound     Leaf Shape: Palmate     Leaf Margin: Smooth     Leaf Attachment: Alternate     Leaves Clasp: N
Hairs: Leaves and stems     Spines: N
Leaf Description: Very hairy with 8 to 10 leaflets; to 2-1/2 inches wide.

Fruit and Seed Characteristics

Fruit Color: Green turning to brown   
Fruit Type: Pod

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