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Large-Leaved Lupine · Lupinus polyphyllus

Description: a large (4 ft. round) perennial with tall spires of fragrant purple flowers and robust, palmate leaves. Good bee & butterfly plant. Nitrogen-fixing nodules on the roots enrich the soil. Big-leaf lupine grows in wet meadows and sandy streambanks. Sun/part sun, low-regular water (will tolerate less), well-drained soil.