Etymology: Lupinus: from the Latin lupus for "wolf," alluding to the belief that these plants robbed the soil, which is the opposite of the truth
Plants: erect, perennial, to 40" tall forb, coarse
Leaves: palmately divided into 11-17 leaflets
Flowers: blue, 5-parted; inflorescence a 8"-24" dense, conical cluster (raceme)
Hazardous: Careful, this plant is hazardous!
Conservation Status: Introduced - escaped
Floristic Rating: Wetland Indicator = NI WIS DNR-Bureau of Endangered Resources: Detailed information on Wisconsin invasive species including decription, habitats, control methods USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc.