wild lupine


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Noun1.wild lupine - stout perennial of eastern and central North America having palmate leaves and showy racemose blue flowerswild lupine - stout perennial of eastern and central North America having palmate leaves and showy racemose blue flowers
genus Lupinus, Lupinus - herbs or shrubs: lupin
subshrub, suffrutex - low-growing woody shrub or perennial with woody base
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We used linear models to explore between-group differences in the abundances of four species of conservation interest: wild lupine (Lupinus perennis), butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa), spotted knapweed (Centaurea maculosa), and St.
How is the Karner blue butterfly connected to the wild lupine? Now you don't need a degree in wildlife biology to find out.
GOING NATIVE: Purple coneflowers, wild lupine, and a variety of other native grasses and wildflowers add color and lushness to the backyard of a home landscaped by JFNew, an ecological Consulting and environmental engineering firm based in Walkerton, Ind.
The butterfly's ability to reproduce depends largely on wild lupine plants, which require dry soils in open to partially shaded woods and clearings, such as oak savanna, to survive.
And one kind of endangered butterfly--the Karner blue--needs wild lupine to survive.
The only known food source for Karner larva is wild lupine, which needs open, recently disturbed spaces to grow.
We found seed predation by mice on wild lupine was mostly below 30% during the entire spring and summer seasons (22% on average).