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Product Description

Lupinus is the Latin name for this plant genus and perennis is from the Latin for "continuing through the years".

Sun Exposure               Prairie, Savanna
Soil Moisture Dry Mesic, Dry
Bloom Time

Summer                            May, June, July

Bloom Color Purple
Max Height 2 feet
Wetland Code UPL
Germ Code  C(3),H,I
Seeds Per Packet  40
Seeds Per Ounce   1,100


Grows up to 2 feet with blue to violet flowers blossoming from June through August. Locally common to open, sandy prairies. Found mostly in the northeastern Tallgrass Region.

The Karner Blue butterfly, a federally listed endangered species depends upon L. perennis as a larval food source.

Native Americans brewed a leaf tea and drank it cold to treat nausea and internal hemorrhaging. They also used it as a fodder for horses to fatten them and make them "spirted and full of fire".

Edible Uses: Seed - cooked. Used as a protein-rich vegetable or savoury dish in any of the ways that cooked beans are used, they can also be roasted or ground into a powder. The seed has a bitter flavour due to the presence of toxic alkaloids, it should be thoroughly leached before being cooked.

Seedpods - cooked.

Medicinal Uses: A cold tea made from the leaves has been used to treat nausea and internal haemorrhages.

Herbal Uses: Unknown

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