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Scientific Name: Lupinus polyphyllus
Common Name: Large-Leaf Lupine
Color: Blue-violet to violet
Description: All lupines have palmately compound leaves which means each leaflet originates from the same point. The pea-shaped flowers form elongated clusters atop stout, 3 to 5 feet stems.
Habitat: Moist meadows and streams.
Edibility/Toxicity: Toxic to livestock.
Comments: Choking streams with its thick foliage, large-leaf lupine are often the entrée in a smorgasbord garden of color.