Large Leaf Lupine – Lupinus Poliphyllus
At the Suwa’lkh School program we propagate native plants with the students both for sale and to help rehabilitate and reindiginize our forest. This one is just too beautiful not to spread around!
Physical properties: Perennial, upright, up to 1.5m high
Preferred conditions: Moist to wet open habitats (sea shores, streamside, meadows, disturbed sites). Low elevations. Likes sun, will die back in fall and come right back in spring!
Edibility: Wild lupin contain toxins – Not edible
First Nation Uses: Unknown
Beautiful purple flower heads, fixes nitrogen, self seeding.