Connecticut Plants
Wild Blue Lupine (Sundial Lupine)
Lupinus perennis L.

Wild blue lupine produces hairy seed pods, which ripen in midsummer. The seed pods open forcibly, throwing the seeds a distance of one or two yards in the process.

  • Family: pea (Fabaceae)
  • Habitat: dry open woods, clearings
  • Height: 1-2 feet
  • Flower size: 1/2 to 3/4 inch long
  • Flower color: blue
  • Flowering time: May to July
  • Origin: native
Lupinus perennis L.
Lupinus perennis L.