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Lupinus arizonicus - Arizona Lupine

Lupinus arizonicus is an annual Lupine easily grown in the garden. The Arizona Lupine grows to a foot or less when the season is harsh and to 2 feet or more when a bountiful year comes along. Lupinus arizonicus is noted for the lavender pink flowers that develop a reddish banner once pollinated. Lupinus arizonicus grows in the low desert east of San Diego and into Arizona. Fragrant flowers of Lupinus arizonicus are produced from Winter into Spring. Wildflowers that require no supplimental water are a great way to expand the reach of the Drought Tolerant Garden. It is best to spread seed with the first significant rains in the Fall. Lupinus arizonicus is a nectar source for the Orange Sulphur Butterfly and deserves a place in the butterfly garden.

Lupinus arizonicus, Arizona Lupine

Fragrant lavender pink flowers develop a red spot on the banner after pollination Lupinus arizonicus - Arizona Lupine. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Lupinus arizonicus, Arizona Lupine foliage

Foliage and young flowers of Lupinus arizonicus - Arizona Lupine. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Other plant pages from the genus Lupinus featured on this site:
Lupinus albifrons
Lupinus bicolor
Lupinus chamissonis
Lupinus grayi
Lupinus microcarpus densiflorus
Lupinus stiversii
Lupinus succulentus
Lupinus truncatus