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