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Lupinus diffusus

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Spreading lupine
Categories:
Poisonous Plants, Wildflowers
Description:
Annual, biennial, or perennial herbs; leaves alternate, simple or palmately divided; flowers showy in terminal, elongated clusters, pea-like, blue to purple, pinkish or white; fruit an elongated, flattened pod.
Season:
Spring into early summer
Height:
8-24 in.
Foliage:
Undivided elliptical leaves
Flower:
Blue pea-like flower with a white spot on the upper petal; borne in an upright, elongated terminal cluster on an erect stem
Site:
Dry open woods, fields
Poison Part:
Seeds
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion
Symptoms:
Respiratory depression and slow heartbeat, sleepiness, convulsions
Toxic Principle:
Alkaloids such as lupinine, anagyrine, sparteine, and hydroxylupanine
Severity:
TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN
Found in:
Forest or natural areas in sandhills, clearings, open woods and fields; landscape in flower gardens as cultivated herbaceous perennial
Life Cycle:
Perennial

NCCES plant id: 2650

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