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Stream-Bank Lupine · Lupinus rivularis

Lupinus rivularis ©Lory Duralia

Description: herbaceous perennial (3-4 ft. round) with reddish stems and small, palmately compound leaves. Its racemes of purple flowers are tipped with white (summer). Good bee & butterfly plant. Stream-bank lupine also grows in wet meadows and sandy streambanks. Sun/part sun, low-regular water (will tolerate less), well-drained soil.