The lead image is of the specimen on a coastal blufftop above Fisk Mill Cove, with the Pacific Ocean in the background. This plant is in bloom and measures about 45 cm high with a spreading growth form, characteristic of this taxon. The leaf comprises seven leaflets, each about 25 mm in length. The branches are not weak.
Along banks of dried creek near town of Kingston, NM.
Buttermilk Bend Trail
Lupinus, commonly known as lupin or lupine (North America), is a genus of flowering plants in the legume family, Fabaceae. The genus includes over 200 species, with centers of diversity in North and South America. Smaller centers occur in North Africa and the Mediterranean.