Scientific Name: Lupinus succulentus
Common Names: Hollowleaf Annual Lupine, Arroyo Lupine, Succulent Lupine
Growth Habit: Herb/Forb
Arizona Native Status: Native
Habitat: Desert. This large, attractive lupine grows in open disturbed areas and may be included in wildflower seed mixes used for roadside seeding.
Flower Color: Blue-purple to lavender (rare), White (rare), Pink (rare)
Flowering Season: Spring
Height: To 2 feet (61 cm) tall
Description: The pea-shaped flowers are in whorls along the unusually thick, fleshy, green, hairless flower stalks. The individual flowers have a large, white banner spot on the banner petal that turns magenta with age. The leaves are green, mainly cauline (growing along the stems), and palmate with 7 to 9 broad, fleshy, blunt-tipped leaflets with hairless upper surfaces.
These plants are typically larger than those of other desert lupines found here.
Kingdom: Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision: Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division: Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Family: Fabaceae – Pea family
Genus: Lupinus L. – lupine
Species: Lupinus succulentus Douglas ex K. Koch – hollowleaf annual lupine
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