White Lupine

Genus Lupinus
Pea Family (Fabaceae/Leguminosae)

White lupines along Utah Highway 24

One species of Lupine, the Bluebonnet, is the state flower of Texas.

See a blue lupine
from higher in the mountains

White Lupine

Lupines usually grow about 12 to 18 inches tall. There are several species, and they are quite difficult to tell apart. All of them have palmately compound leaves. Most species have blue or purple flowers, so these white ones are quite unusual.

Both of these photos were taken along roadsides in Sevier County, in central Utah, but they appear to me to be different species.

Some species can be poisonous to livestock during the time that the seeds are ripening, but may be safe at other times.

White lupines along Utah Highway 72

Along Utah Highways
Sevier County, Utah


by Sandra Bray