[Lupines: The Genus Lupinus in Mt. Adams Country]

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

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) - 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.

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)

Prairie lupine beginning to bloom next to the Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge headquarters.......May 15, 2020.

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) - 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 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.

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) - 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)

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).

Paul Slichter