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

Velvet Lupine

Lupinus leucophyllus var. leucophyllus

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

Velvet Lupine: Lupinus leucophyllus var. leucophyllus (Synonyms: Lupinus cyaneus, Lupinus enodatus, Lupinus forslingii, Lupinus holosericeus var. amblyophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. leucophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. belliae, Lupinus leucophyllus var. plumosus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. retrorsus, Lupinus macrostachys, Lupinus plumosus, Lupinus retrorsus)

The photo above shows velvet lupine 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.

Flower of Velvet Lupine: Lupinus leucophyllus var. leucophyllus (Synonyms: Lupinus cyaneus, Lupinus enodatus, Lupinus forslingii, Lupinus holosericeus var. amblyophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. leucophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. belliae, Lupinus leucophyllus var. plumosus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. retrorsus, Lupinus macrostachys, Lupinus plumosus, Lupinus retrorsus)

The photo above shows a close-up of the flower of velvet lupine as seen along the Klickitat Hatchery Road. 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 18, 2006.

Flower of Velvet Lupine: Lupinus leucophyllus var. leucophyllus (Synonyms: Lupinus cyaneus, Lupinus enodatus, Lupinus forslingii, Lupinus holosericeus var. amblyophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. leucophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. belliae, Lupinus leucophyllus var. plumosus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. retrorsus, Lupinus macrostachys, Lupinus plumosus, Lupinus retrorsus)

The photo above shows a close-up of the flower of velvet lupine as seen along the Klickitat Hatchery Road. June 18, 2006.

Palmately compound leaf of Velvet Lupine: Lupinus leucophyllus var. leucophyllus (Synonyms: Lupinus cyaneus, Lupinus enodatus, Lupinus forslingii, Lupinus holosericeus var. amblyophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. leucophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. belliae, Lupinus leucophyllus var. plumosus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. retrorsus, Lupinus macrostachys, Lupinus plumosus, Lupinus retrorsus)

The photo above shows a close-up of the leaf of velvet lupine as seen along the road to the Klickitat Fish Hatchery to the east of Glenwood, WA.........June 18, 2006.

Velvet Lupine: Lupinus leucophyllus var. leucophyllus (Synonyms: Lupinus cyaneus, Lupinus enodatus, Lupinus forslingii, Lupinus holosericeus var. amblyophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. leucophyllus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. belliae, Lupinus leucophyllus var. plumosus, Lupinus leucophyllus var. retrorsus, Lupinus macrostachys, Lupinus plumosus, Lupinus retrorsus)

The photo above shows velvet lupine as seen along the Klickitat Hatchery Road to the east of Glenwood, WA.........July 2, 2006.

Paul Slichter