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Miniature Lupine

Lupinus bicolor

Description:

A small plant about a foot high with small clusters of beautiful bright blue flowers. I observed what looked like fused keel petals but these were wing petals enclosing the keel. The banner petal had white patches that made each flower look like a little bonnet.
Leaves were palmate with long narrow leaflets and covered with silvery hairs.

Habitat:

Growing in patches on open grassland - Cardinia Reservoir Park.

Notes:

Thanks to Mark for helping with identifying the species.

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Submitted on Nov 23, 2019

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