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Sky Blue Lupine – Wild Weeds

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month

Sky Blue Lupine

Lupinus diffusus
Skyblue lupine (Lupinus diffusus) by Mary Keim

Skyblue lupine (Lupinus diffusus) by Mary Keim

Sky Blue Lupine is a native wildflower that can be found across the state of Florida. This bunching/clumping plant can reach heights of 2-3 feet and equally as wide. This lupine is an herbaceous perennial that occurs primarily in scrubby habitats. Flowers form on dense spikes and are a bluish-lavender color with a white spot on the upper petal. Leaves are elliptical and alternately arranged. Leaves are covered in silvery white hairs which gives them a metallic look and soft feel. Flowers bloom in spring.

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