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Lupinus grayi - Sierra Lupine

Lupinus grayi is common in the Sierra Nevada Range. The Sierra Lupine is noted for its low growth and abundant flowers. It is best to spread Lupinus grayi seed with the first significant rains in the Fall or prior to snow. Lupinus grayi grows in a high rainfall area where summer monsoon rains are common at elevations ranging from 2000-8000 feet. Lupinus grayi is an annual, it will bloom in the late Spring through Summer if supplimental water is provided if rain does not naturally occur. Lupinus grayi is a nectar source for the Orange Sulphur Butterfly and deserves a place in the butterfly garden.

Lupinus grayi, Sierra Lupine

Purple flowers of Lupinus grayi - Sierra Lupine. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.