Authentic Wisconsin.  Wild Lupine - Lupinus perennis


Wild Lupine next to the UW-Madison Arboretum Visitor Center in Madison, Wisconsin on May 13, 2021.


Above: Wild Lupine next to the UW-Madison Arboretum Visitor Center in Madison, Wisconsin (5/13/21).


Wild Lupine - Lupinus perennis

The Wild Lupine is a native plant that grows between 8"- 24" tall. Wild Lupine likes dry to moderate mosture like prairies and woods with sandy soil.

The flower colors can be white, blue, purple, or pink; but are most often blue or bluish purple. Leaves are palmately-divided into 7-11 leaflets that are arranged radially like a sundial.

The Wild Lupine blooms May - June.

Other names: Sundial Lupine, Blue lupine.

For more information on Wild Lupine, visit Wikipedia.

Or, for information on Wild Lupine (Lupinus perennis) visit the Wisconsin State Herbarium.


Wild Lupine next to the UW-Madison Arboretum Visitor Center in Madison, Wisconsin on May 13, 2021.
Wild Lupine next to the UW-Madison Arboretum Visitor Center in Madison, Wisconsin on May 13, 2021.
Wild Lupine next to the UW-Madison Arboretum Visitor Center in Madison, Wisconsin on May 13, 2021.
Wild Lupine next to the UW-Madison Arboretum Visitor Center in Madison, Wisconsin on May 13, 2021.
Wild Lupine next to the UW-Madison Arboretum Visitor Center in Madison, Wisconsin on May 13, 2021.
Wild Lupine next to the UW-Madison Arboretum Visitor Center in Madison, Wisconsin on May 13, 2021.
Wild Lupine next to the UW-Madison Arboretum Visitor Center in Madison, Wisconsin on May 15, 2021.
Wild Lupine next to the UW-Madison Arboretum Visitor Center in Madison, Wisconsin on May 15, 2021.
Wild Lupine next to the UW-Madison Arboretum Visitor Center in Madison, Wisconsin on May 15, 2021.
Wild Lupine next to the UW-Madison Arboretum Visitor Center in Madison, Wisconsin on May 15, 2021.
Wild Lupine next to the UW-Madison Arboretum Visitor Center in Madison, Wisconsin on May 15, 2021.
Wild Lupine next to the UW-Madison Arboretum Visitor Center in Madison, Wisconsin on May 15, 2021.
Wild Lupine next to the UW-Madison Arboretum Visitor Center in Madison, Wisconsin on May 15, 2021.
Wild Lupine next to the UW-Madison Arboretum Visitor Center in Madison, Wisconsin on May 15, 2021.
Wild Lupine next to the UW-Madison Arboretum Visitor Center in Madison, Wisconsin on May 15, 2021.
Wild Lupine next to the UW-Madison Arboretum Visitor Center in Madison, Wisconsin on May 15, 2021.
Wild Lupine next to the UW-Madison Arboretum Visitor Center in Madison, Wisconsin on May 15, 2021.
Wild Lupine next to the UW-Madison Arboretum Visitor Center in Madison, Wisconsin on May 15, 2021.
Wild Lupine next to the UW-Madison Arboretum Visitor Center in Madison, Wisconsin on May 17, 2021.
Wild Lupine next to the UW-Madison Arboretum Visitor Center in Madison, Wisconsin on May 17, 2021.
Wild Lupine next to the UW-Madison Arboretum Visitor Center in Madison, Wisconsin on May 17, 2021.
Wild Lupine next to the UW-Madison Arboretum Visitor Center in Madison, Wisconsin on May 17, 2021.
Wild Lupine next to the UW-Madison Arboretum Visitor Center in Madison, Wisconsin on May 17, 2021.
Wild Lupine next to the UW-Madison Arboretum Visitor Center in Madison, Wisconsin on May 17, 2021.
Wild Lupine next to the UW-Madison Arboretum Visitor Center in Madison, Wisconsin on May 17, 2021.
Wild Lupine next to the UW-Madison Arboretum Visitor Center in Madison, Wisconsin on May 17, 2021.

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Wild Lupine
Lupinus perennis


Wild Lupine next to the UW-Madison Arboretum Visitor Center in Madison, Wisconsin on May 13, 2021.


Above: Wild Lupine next to the UW-Madison Arboretum Visitor Center in Madison, Wisconsin (5/13/21).


Wild Lupine leaves next to the UW-Madison Arboretum Visitor Center in Madison, Wisconsin on May 13, 202.


Above: Wild Lupine leaves next to the UW-Madison Arboretum Visitor Center in Madison, Wisconsin (5/13/21).


Wild Lupine next to the UW-Madison Arboretum Visitor Center in Madison, Wisconsin on May 15, 2021.

Wild Lupine next to the UW-Madison Arboretum Visitor Center in Madison, Wisconsin on May 15, 2021.


Above: Wild Lupine leaves next to the UW-Madison Arboretum Visitor Center in Madison, Wisconsin (5/15/21).


Wild Lupine specimen collected on May 30, 1992 west of Rockland, Wisconsin.


Above: Wild Lupine specimen collected on May 30, 1992 along La Crosse River Trail Prairie west of Rockland, Wisconsin.


1919 Wild Lupine botanical illustration by Mary Vaux Walcott.


AboveWild Lupine (Lupinus perennis) botanical illustration by Mary Vaux Walcott circa 1919.


1918 Wild Lupine botanical illustration.


Above: Wild Lupine (Lupinus perennis) botanical illustration circa 1918.


1891 Wild Lupine botanical illustration.


Above: 1891 Wild Lupine botanical illustration.



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