King's Lupine Flower King's Lupine Plant King's Lupine  Stem

Wildflowers of Greater Arizona

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King's Lupine.
Lupinus kingii.
Pea (Fabaceae) family.

Lupinus kingii grows in sandy moist soil near rivers and lakes in areas surrounded by Ponderosa Pine. The growth pattern is more a flat mat than most other lupines. The stems are spreading rather than erect. The purple and white flowers are in short but dense clusters. The palmately compound leaves are hairy on both surfaces. The pods are hairy and only about 10mm long.

White Mountains.
Location: Torreon Community at Show Low.

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