Lasting Lupinus Arboreus

The Yellow Bush Lupine has been a work horse along the coast, flowering continuously despite San Francisco’s lack of summer rain.

Lupinus arboreus - Yellow Bush Lupine

Lupinus arboreus – Yellow Bush Lupine

Since we last looked at Lupinus arboreus, they’ve grown their fuzzy seed pods which look a lot like hairy fava bean pods.  Not surprising since they’re both in the Legume Family, FABACEAE.  Garden Smackdown a good read on this family.

Lupinus arboreus - Yellow Bush Lupine

Yellow Bush Lupine Fuzzy Seed Pods

Lupinus arboreus - Yellow Bush Lupine

Lupinus arboreus – Yellow Bush Lupine

We usually see this California Native during our hikes along the coast.  They look a little rugged this time of year.  But in your garden, they would look lusher with an occasional drink water.  Cactus Jungle has a sweet pic of a Purple Bush Lupine garden variety.

– Far Out Flora

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