Lupine, blue bonnet (Lupinus argenteus)

Scientific Name:   Lupinus argenteus

Common Name:   Lupine, blue bonnet

Type:   Native (also cultivated)

Toxicity:   Poisonous

Berries/Fruits:   Bean-like seeds found in 1 inch long hairy pods

Flowers:   Blue-purple to white blossoms appearing throughout summer

Description:   Grows from lower elevations up to 10000 feet in elevation. Approximately 20 inches tall. Compound leaves, with 6-9 lance-shaped leaflets, with a silvery covering. All parts, especially ripe seeds, are potentially toxic.