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White Nootka Lupine

Lupinus nootkatensis


This was the only white one I saw among thousands here, and the only white one I have ever seen and this is a common plant. In the last photo you can see two flower spikes, but I followed their stems down and they are from the same plant. I was surprised to look closely and see little blue spots on the top half of the flower. I have seen quite a range in the colors of this species, some appearing closer to magenta and some a deep purple which is more typical.


Cape overlooking the ocean. Sandy/ashy ground


Spotting of the purple ones at this location for comparison:

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1 Comment

SarahWhitt 8 months ago

These are BEAUTIFUL, Machi!!!

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Alaska, USA

Lat: 57.42, Long: -152.35

Spotted on Jun 25, 2019
Submitted on Aug 11, 2019

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