© Ward Strong (Photo ID #25218)
Low perennial herb from a sometimes branched stem-base; stems poorly developed, tufted or mat-forming, less than 10 cm long/tall, finely grey-hairy with short, appressed hairs.
Mostly basal on stalks 4-10 cm long, palmately compound; leaflets 5 to 7, oval to narrowly egg-shaped, 6-15 mm long, 3-5 mm wide, silky on both surfaces.
Inflorescence a dense, terminal raceme, 1-4 cm long, of pea-like flowers; corollas bluish, 7-9 mm long, the banner often darker-blue, oblong-elliptic to narrowly egg-shaped, glabrous and with a white central patch, the wings glabrous, the keel sparsely to densely fringed along the upper edges; calyces 2-lobed, the upper lip 2-toothed, the lower one entire.
Pods, 12-15 mm long, 5 mm wide, silky-hairy; seeds 1 to 4.
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Illustration Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia
||Value / Class
Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
of field plots
species was recorded in:
BEC Zone Class
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in
|AT(7), BAFA(1), ESSF(39), IMA(1)|
Source: Klinkenberg 2013
Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Lupinus lepidus subsp. lyallii
Lupinus lepidus var. lobbii