Wildflowers forum: Sandyland bluebonnet, Texas bluebonnet - Lupinus subcarnosus

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Justin
Apr 8, 2013 10:25 PM CST
Lupinus subcarnosus Hook. has the common name Sandyland bluebonnet or sometimmes shares with his brother Lupinus texensis the common name Texas bluebonnet.
Lupinus subcarnosus grows naturally in sandy soil, hence the name Sandyland.
The Bluebonnet epithet, is due to the resemblance of sunbonnets wore in old times, by the pioneer Texas women in attempt to protect themselves from the sun and winds.
It is endemic to Texas and was first time collected in Texas at San Felipe by scotish naturalist Thomas Drummond in 1835.
Drummond took the specimens to botanist William Jackson Hooker, who described the Lupinus subcarnosus. (William Jackson Hooker described the Lupinus texensis, too, on specimens collected by Jean Louis Berlandier in 1828).
In 1901 Lupinus subcarnosus became the Texas State Flower.
Seventy years later, the Legislature fixed a confusion that led to disputes over time. This because in fact Bluebonnet is name for several species of lupine native in Texas. The dispute was solved very elegant in 1971. State Legislature made all other Bluebonnet from Texas the State Flower.

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Useful links:
http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=LUSU
https://npsot.org/TrinityForks/TrinityForksWeb/Newsletters/B...

Book about Bluebonnet
The Texas Bluebonnet by Jean Andrews; University of Texas Press Austin,
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Justin
Apr 8, 2013 10:37 PM CST
Pictures taken on April 08, 2013, Victoria Tx.

I found the plants in an area with sandy soil.

Habit
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Leaves palmately compound. Leaflet rounded at apex.
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Flower
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wing petal inflated
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Pod
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I do not know if I will see the fruits mature. Area in which I found plants is an area for walking and is mowed occasionally.


To read about Lupinus texensis and compare photos, see here: The thread "Texas Bluebonnet, Lupinus texensis." in Wildflowers forum
Justin
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Name: josephine
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Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
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Apr 9, 2013 6:42 AM CST

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Justin, all I can say is You are amazing!!! Hurray!
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lovemyhouse
Apr 9, 2013 7:36 AM CST
Gorgeous blue!
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Apr 9, 2013 8:39 AM CST

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Sooooo Beautiful!! Lovey dubby

Lucky You, Justin, to find them growing! and great info too! Thumbs up
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piksihk
Apr 9, 2013 10:18 AM CST
I agree Been wanting to go on road trip to see these...
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