White and purple Lupinus arcticus Subalpine Lupine flowering.
Also known as Lupinus latifolius var. subalpinus
See Lupinus latifolius var. subalpinus Lupinus latifolius var. subalpinus
Between Meadowatch Plot 7 and Plot 8
Skyline Trail, Mount Rainier National Park
Elevation 1810 meters (5940 feet)
Hiking and botanize in Reflection Lakes and Paradise area of Mount Rainier as part of MeadoWatch
The Texas Blue Bonnet, Lupinus texensis, has a pretty blue indigo and white flower. I observed it in a beautiful bloom that lasted only a few weeks in March-April 2014.
This is the Texas State Flower.
I'm not sure if this is the correct ID. Any suggestions are welcome.
Not many wildflowers still in bloom on Mt. Townsend, but there were a few Lupinus arcticus or Arctic Lupine flowers, looking kind of stunted.
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.