[Lupines: The Genus Lupinus East of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]
Bicolored Lupine, Miniature Lupine, Two-color Lupine
Synonyms: Lupinus bicolor ssp. bicolor, Lupinus nanus, Lupinus bicolor var. bicolor, Lupinus bicolor var. microphyllus, Lupinus bicolor ssp. microphyllus, Lupinus bicolor var. tridentatus, Lupinus bicolor ssp. tridentatus, Lupinus nanus var. apricus, Lupinus vallicola ssp. apricus, Lupinus vallicola
Bicolored lupine as seen at the Three Bench Loop several miles east of Lyle, WA, Columbia River Gorge........March 24, 2008.
All photos this page are from the Three Bench Loop,Columbia River Gorge.
This photo shows a close-up sideview of the flower of bicolored lupine. Note the erect banner, which is roughly at a 90 degree angle to the wing petals. The similar small-flowered lupine
) has a shorter banner that is generally pressed forward, closely over the wings.