PlantsLupinus→Longleaf bush lupine (Lupinus longifolius)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Plant Height: 36 - 60 inches
Flower Color: Blue
Purple
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Will Naturalize
Dynamic Accumulator: Nitrogen fixer
P (Phosphorus)

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Location: Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, CaliforniaDate: 2013-05-07
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Location: Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, CaliforniaDate: 2012-02-20
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Location: Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, CaliforniaDate: 2012-06-02
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Location: Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, CaliforniaDate: 2013-02-07
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Location: Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, CaliforniaDate: 2012-07-16
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Comments:
Posted by gardengus (Indiana Zone 5b) on Feb 21, 2014 4:24 PM

This plant is native to the slopes and canyons of the southern California mountain ranges.
A nice subshrub with purple / blue flowers and interesting seed pods. Pods are similar to peas but dark with small hairs. They rattle when dry.

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