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Tree Lupin

Lupinus arboreus

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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Fabales
Family:
Fabaceae (Pea)
Type:
Semi-evergreen shrub
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Maximum Size:
2 metres tall
Habitats:
Roadsides, sand dunes, scrub, seaside, wasteland.

Flower:
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Yellow, 5 petals
 
An erect spike of pea-like, sulphur yellow flowers, occasionally tinged blue or purple, up to 30cm long. Flowers are occasionally but rarely lilac/purplish. Pollinated by bees.
Fruit:
Dark brown or black, hairy pod. Up to 3 inches long and half an inch wide.
Leaves:
Palmate, greyish-green leaves. The lower surfaces of the leaves are covered in silky hairs.
Aroma:
The flowers are fragrant.
Other Names:
Bush Lupin, Tree Lupine, Yellow Bush Lupine.
Frequency (UK):
Occasionally seen  
Similar Species:
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Reproduced by kind permission of the BSBI.

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