Desert Lupine, Dry Ground Lupine, Prairie Lupine
Lupinus lepidus var. aridus
Synonyms: Lupinus aridus ssp. aridus, Lupinus aridus var. aridus, Lupinus lepidus ssp. aridus, Lupinus volutans
The photo at left shows the low form of prairie lupine as seen in open forest at Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge.......June 9, 2007. The inflorescence may begin below the level of the highest leaves, but the long inflorescence extends well beyond the uppermost leaves. One to numerous racemes may be found on one plant. The photo at right shows prairie lupine as seen along the road shoulder of the Trout Lake - Glenwood Road several miles west of Glenwood, WA.........June 2, 2007. Note that the racemes elongate with age and are generally held above the height of the leaves.
Prairie lupine beginning to bloom next to the Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge headquarters.......May 15, 2020.
The photo at left shows prairie lupine as seen
along the Trout Lake - Glenwood Higway at the southeastern foot of Mt. Adams.........June
11, 2005. This species is generally found below 2000'. It is found occasionally
northward along the Mt. Adams Highway and along Road K1000. The photo at right shows a sad looking prairie lupine with a late fall rebloom near Sheep Canyon, Soda Springs Unit, Klickitat Wildlife Area......September 18, 2021.
Late blooming prairie lupines as seen near Sheep Canyon at the southwestern corner of Grayback Mountain, Klickitat Wildlife Area..........October 9, 2017 (at left) September 25, 2019 (at right).