[Lupines: The Genus Lupinus East of the Cascade Mts. of Oregon and Washington]

Velvet Lupine, White-leaved Lupine, Wooly-leaved Lupine, Poison Lupine

Lupinus leucophyllus

Synonyms: Lupinus canescens, Lupinus cyaneus, Lupinus enodatus, Lupinus forslingii, Lupinus holosericeus var. amblyophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. belliae, Lupinus leucophyllus var. canescens, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. erectus, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. leucophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. leucophyllus var. canescens, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. leucophyllus var. leucophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. leucophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. plumosus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. retrorsus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. tenuispicus, Lupinus macrostachys, Lupinus plumosus, Lupinus retrorsus

Velvet Lupine, White-leaved Lupine, Wooly-leaved Lupine, Poison Lupine: Lupinus leucophyllus (Synonyms: Lupinus canescens, Lupinus cyaneus, Lupinus enodatus, Lupinus forslingii, Lupinus holosericeus var. amblyophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. belliae, Lupinus leucophyllus var. canescens, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. erectus, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. leucophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. leucophyllus var. canescens, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. leucophyllus var. leucophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. leucophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. plumosus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. retrorsus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. tenuispicus, Lupinus macrostachys, Lupinus plumosus, Lupinus retrorsus) - Leaf of Velvet Lupine, White-leaved Lupine, Wooly-leaved Lupine, Poison Lupine: Lupinus leucophyllus (Synonyms: Lupinus canescens, Lupinus cyaneus, Lupinus enodatus, Lupinus forslingii, Lupinus holosericeus var. amblyophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. belliae, Lupinus leucophyllus var. canescens, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. erectus, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. leucophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. leucophyllus var. canescens, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. leucophyllus var. leucophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. leucophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. plumosus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. retrorsus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. tenuispicus, Lupinus macrostachys, Lupinus plumosus, Lupinus retrorsus)

The photo at left shows velvet lupine (var. leucophyllus) as seen along the Klickitat Hatchery Road to the east of Glenwood, WA........July 2, 2006. This species which is common in the eastern Columbia River Gorge (to the east of the Klickitat River) can be found westward to about 1 mile east of Glenwood, WA and northward to near the Yakima-Klickitat County Line. The photo at right shows a close-up of the leaf of velvet lupine (var. leucophyllus) as seen along the road to the Klickitat Fish Hatchery to the east of Glenwood, WA........June 18, 2006.

Close-up of a flower of Velvet Lupine, White-leaved Lupine, Wooly-leaved Lupine, Poison Lupine: Lupinus leucophyllus (Synonyms: Lupinus canescens, Lupinus cyaneus, Lupinus enodatus, Lupinus forslingii, Lupinus holosericeus var. amblyophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. belliae, Lupinus leucophyllus var. canescens, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. erectus, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. leucophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. leucophyllus var. canescens, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. leucophyllus var. leucophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. leucophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. plumosus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. retrorsus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. tenuispicus, Lupinus macrostachys, Lupinus plumosus, Lupinus retrorsus) - Close-up of a flower of Velvet Lupine, White-leaved Lupine, Wooly-leaved Lupine, Poison Lupine: Lupinus leucophyllus (Synonyms: Lupinus canescens, Lupinus cyaneus, Lupinus enodatus, Lupinus forslingii, Lupinus holosericeus var. amblyophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. belliae, Lupinus leucophyllus var. canescens, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. erectus, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. leucophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. leucophyllus var. canescens, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. leucophyllus var. leucophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. leucophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. plumosus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. retrorsus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. tenuispicus, Lupinus macrostachys, Lupinus plumosus, Lupinus retrorsus)

The photo above shows a close-up of the flower of velvet lupine as seen along the Blue Mt. Scenic Byway (Umatilla N.F.). Note how the banner is pressed forward closely atop the wings and keel and how the pedicel and calyx is densely covered with long, spreading hairs........June 22, 2007. Note the hairs on the upper margin of the keel.

Velvet Lupine, White-leaved Lupine, Wooly-leaved Lupine, Poison Lupine: Lupinus leucophyllus (Synonyms: Lupinus canescens, Lupinus cyaneus, Lupinus enodatus, Lupinus forslingii, Lupinus holosericeus var. amblyophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. belliae, Lupinus leucophyllus var. canescens, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. erectus, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. leucophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. leucophyllus var. canescens, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. leucophyllus var. leucophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. leucophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. plumosus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. retrorsus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. tenuispicus, Lupinus macrostachys, Lupinus plumosus, Lupinus retrorsus) - Portion of a raceme of Velvet Lupine, White-leaved Lupine, Wooly-leaved Lupine, Poison Lupine: Lupinus leucophyllus (Synonyms: Lupinus canescens, Lupinus cyaneus, Lupinus enodatus, Lupinus forslingii, Lupinus holosericeus var. amblyophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. belliae, Lupinus leucophyllus var. canescens, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. erectus, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. leucophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. leucophyllus var. canescens, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. leucophyllus var. leucophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. leucophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. plumosus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. retrorsus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. tenuispicus, Lupinus macrostachys, Lupinus plumosus, Lupinus retrorsus)

Two views of velvet lupine as seen along the Blue Mt. Scenic Byway (Umatilla National Forest) to the west of Ukiah, OR.........June 22, 2007. This is the former variety tenuispicus, which has smaller flowers.

Velvet Lupine, White-leaved Lupine, Wooly-leaved Lupine, Poison Lupine: Lupinus leucophyllus (Synonyms: Lupinus canescens, Lupinus cyaneus, Lupinus enodatus, Lupinus forslingii, Lupinus holosericeus var. amblyophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. belliae, Lupinus leucophyllus var. canescens, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. erectus, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. leucophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. leucophyllus var. canescens, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. leucophyllus var. leucophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. leucophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. plumosus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. retrorsus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. tenuispicus, Lupinus macrostachys, Lupinus plumosus, Lupinus retrorsus) - Inflorescence of Velvet Lupine, White-leaved Lupine, Wooly-leaved Lupine, Poison Lupine: Lupinus leucophyllus (Synonyms: Lupinus canescens, Lupinus cyaneus, Lupinus enodatus, Lupinus forslingii, Lupinus holosericeus var. amblyophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. belliae, Lupinus leucophyllus var. canescens, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. erectus, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. leucophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. leucophyllus var. canescens, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. leucophyllus var. leucophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. leucophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. plumosus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. retrorsus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. tenuispicus, Lupinus macrostachys, Lupinus plumosus, Lupinus retrorsus) - Velvet Lupine, White-leaved Lupine, Wooly-leaved Lupine, Poison Lupine: Lupinus leucophyllus (Synonyms: Lupinus canescens, Lupinus cyaneus, Lupinus enodatus, Lupinus forslingii, Lupinus holosericeus var. amblyophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. belliae, Lupinus leucophyllus var. canescens, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. erectus, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. leucophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. leucophyllus var. canescens, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. leucophyllus var. leucophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. leucophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. plumosus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. retrorsus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. tenuispicus, Lupinus macrostachys, Lupinus plumosus, Lupinus retrorsus) - Velvet Lupine, White-leaved Lupine, Wooly-leaved Lupine, Poison Lupine: Lupinus leucophyllus (Synonyms: Lupinus canescens, Lupinus cyaneus, Lupinus enodatus, Lupinus forslingii, Lupinus holosericeus var. amblyophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. belliae, Lupinus leucophyllus var. canescens, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. erectus, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. leucophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. leucophyllus var. canescens, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. leucophyllus var. leucophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. leucophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. plumosus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. retrorsus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. tenuispicus, Lupinus macrostachys, Lupinus plumosus, Lupinus retrorsus)

The two photos at left show velvet lupine (var. tenuispicus) as seen on Zumwalt Prairie to the northeast of Enterprise, OR.........June 27, 2008. The two photos at right show velvet lupine in bloom at Brooks Memorial State Park, north-central Klickitat County, WA......June 4, 2021.

Velvet Lupine, White-leaved Lupine, Wooly-leaved Lupine, Poison Lupine: Lupinus leucophyllus (Synonyms: Lupinus canescens, Lupinus cyaneus, Lupinus enodatus, Lupinus forslingii, Lupinus holosericeus var. amblyophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. belliae, Lupinus leucophyllus var. canescens, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. erectus, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. leucophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. leucophyllus var. canescens, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. leucophyllus var. leucophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. leucophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. plumosus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. retrorsus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. tenuispicus, Lupinus macrostachys, Lupinus plumosus, Lupinus retrorsus) - Raceme of Velvet Lupine, White-leaved Lupine, Wooly-leaved Lupine, Poison Lupine: Lupinus leucophyllus (Synonyms: Lupinus canescens, Lupinus cyaneus, Lupinus enodatus, Lupinus forslingii, Lupinus holosericeus var. amblyophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. belliae, Lupinus leucophyllus var. canescens, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. erectus, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. leucophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. leucophyllus var. canescens, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. leucophyllus var. leucophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. leucophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. plumosus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. retrorsus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. tenuispicus, Lupinus macrostachys, Lupinus plumosus, Lupinus retrorsus)

Velvet lupine (var. tenuispicus) as seen in meadows at the junction of FS Roads 42 & 4240, Ochoco National Forest.........June 21, 2017.

Velvet Lupine, White-leaved Lupine, Wooly-leaved Lupine, Poison Lupine: Lupinus leucophyllus (Synonyms: Lupinus canescens, Lupinus cyaneus, Lupinus enodatus, Lupinus forslingii, Lupinus holosericeus var. amblyophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. belliae, Lupinus leucophyllus var. canescens, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. erectus, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. leucophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. leucophyllus var. canescens, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. leucophyllus var. leucophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. leucophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. plumosus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. retrorsus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. tenuispicus, Lupinus macrostachys, Lupinus plumosus, Lupinus retrorsus) - Velvet Lupine, White-leaved Lupine, Wooly-leaved Lupine, Poison Lupine: Lupinus leucophyllus (Synonyms: Lupinus canescens, Lupinus cyaneus, Lupinus enodatus, Lupinus forslingii, Lupinus holosericeus var. amblyophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. belliae, Lupinus leucophyllus var. canescens, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. erectus, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. leucophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. leucophyllus var. canescens, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. leucophyllus var. leucophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. leucophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. plumosus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. retrorsus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. tenuispicus, Lupinus macrostachys, Lupinus plumosus, Lupinus retrorsus)

Velvet lupine (var. tenuispicus) beginning to bloom (left) in Logan Valley, just west of Big Creek Campground, Malheur National Forest..........July 1, 2010. The photo at right shows a late blooming velvet lupine along Forest Service Road 16 in Summit Prairie, Malheur National Forest........August 10, 2015.

Velvet Lupine, White-leaved Lupine, Wooly-leaved Lupine, Poison Lupine: Lupinus leucophyllus (Synonyms: Lupinus canescens, Lupinus cyaneus, Lupinus enodatus, Lupinus forslingii, Lupinus holosericeus var. amblyophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. belliae, Lupinus leucophyllus var. canescens, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. erectus, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. leucophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. leucophyllus var. canescens, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. leucophyllus var. leucophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. leucophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. plumosus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. retrorsus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. tenuispicus, Lupinus macrostachys, Lupinus plumosus, Lupinus retrorsus) - Velvet Lupine, White-leaved Lupine, Wooly-leaved Lupine, Poison Lupine: Lupinus leucophyllus (Synonyms: Lupinus canescens, Lupinus cyaneus, Lupinus enodatus, Lupinus forslingii, Lupinus holosericeus var. amblyophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. belliae, Lupinus leucophyllus var. canescens, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. erectus, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. leucophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. leucophyllus var. canescens, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. leucophyllus var. leucophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. leucophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. plumosus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. retrorsus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. tenuispicus, Lupinus macrostachys, Lupinus plumosus, Lupinus retrorsus)

Velvet lupines (var. tenuispicus) blooming along the Stubblefield Trail, Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge......July 4, 2018.

Paul Slichter