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Blue Lupine

Lupinus princei ?
L. angustifolius ??

Lupine, Lupinus princei, Kenya, photo © by Michael Plagens

Observed near a farming plot at Eldoret, Kenya. January 2014.

Lupine has very characteristic leaves: Compound with leaflets arrayed in a pinwheel shape. This species has lance-shaped to linear leaflets. The above ground portions are herbacous and set with considerable pubescence. The flowers a bilaterially symetrical, blue in color, and are followed by turgid, upward-facing bean pods

Fabaceae -- Bean Family -- Papilionoideae - Typical Bean Sub-Family

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Copyright Michael J. Plagens, Created on 6 May 2014