Large-leaved Lupine, Lupino Vielblättrige Lupin, Vaste lupine (Lupinus polyphyllus)

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Erik van den Ham on May 18, 2011

Large-leaved Lupine, Lupino Vielblättrige Lupin, Vaste lupine (Lupinus polyphyllus)

Lupinus polyphyllus (Large-leaved Lupine, Big-leaved Lupine, or, primarily in cultivation, Garden Lupin) is a species of lupine (lupin) native to western North America from southern Alaska and British Columbia east to Alberta and western Wyoming, and south to Utah and California. It commonly grows along streams and creeks, preferring moist habitats. It is a perennial herbaceous plant with stout stems growing to 1.5 metres (4 ft 11 in) tall. The leaves are palmately compound with (5-) 9-17 leaflets 3–15 centimetres (1.2–5.9 in) long. The flowers are produced on a tall spike, each flower 1–1.5 centimetres (0.39–0.59 in) long, most commonly blue to purple in wild plants. The polyphyllus variety in particular make up a great number of the hybrids which are generally grown as garden lupins, they can vary dramatically in colours. The majority of lupins do not thrive in rich heavy soils, and often only live for a matter of years if grown in such places, crown contact with manure or rich organic matter encourages rotting

bdeh on May 20, 2011

Heel erg gaaf met die hommel er ook op Erik. Groeten Berend

randomlights on May 22, 2011

very beautiful "natural" shot with a bee grabbing the pollen

M.Kranenborg-Torn on May 25, 2011

Mooi vliegertje, goed scherp ook. Lastig om te nemen.

Groetjes van Greetje

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