Jun. 12, 2021

lodgepole lupine, Lupinus parviflorus

Lodgepole lupine has flowers that are a little smaller and farther apart than many of its kind. Hence 'parviflorus'. There are about 200 species of lupine, centered in the Americas. The seeds of most of them were often eaten in past days, but if you are allergic to peanuts, don't try lupines. Lodgepole probably got its name because it can be found growing among lodgepole pines, as well as in other open to partly open areas in CO, ID, MT, ND, NM, SD, UT, and WY. Summit Co CO, 6/17/13. Bean family, Fabaceae.