Lupinus rivularis

River lupine is a rapidly growing sub shrub that produces beautiful two toned pea-like flowers that range from deep purple to creamy white. Flowers bloom from March to July. The stems are reddish- brown and become woody at times. Leaves are well spaced throughout the stem with 5-9 leaflets.

Plant Details

Habitat:
Riparian Forests
Found only in Pacific Northwest riparian areas, marshes, stream banks, and moist meadows.
Mature Height:
1.5-2
Shade Preference:
Full Sun, Partial Shade,
Soil Tolerance:
moist to wet fine textured soil
Special Uses:
Endangered species list in Canada