8 responses to “Lupinus onustus (tentative)”

  1. Janet A.

    What a lovely photo, Daniel. What are the yellow flowers in the background?

  2. Daniel Mosquin

    Thanks Janet. The yellow flowers are the iconic (for this area) arrow-leaf balsamroot, Balsamorhiza sagittata. They are very impressive, as they coloured the hillsides yellow in places.

  3. Douglas Justice

    Beautiful! I’ve now got a suitable desktop image replacement for the 10 April 2005 Botany Photo of the Day, Narcissus bulbocodium that has been gracing my screen for the last month or so. That, too, is another of Daniel’s spectacular shots. One can purchase a number of Daniel’s excellent images (higher resolution, of course) at http://www.ubcbotanicalgarden.org/shop_online.php.

  4. maureen

    beautiful, Daniel … lucky you to be able to travel to the Columbia Gorge during wildflower blooming. I can only wish…

  5. fotrristi

    Stunning! Love the combination with yellow!!

  6. Cyndy Henderson

    Gorgeous photo! I’m afraid it will be a couple more months before we start seeing these in the Okanogan Highlands, where we have vacation property. Can’t wait to see the “hills” covered in blue!

  7. Sherron

    this is very similar to the native texas lupine referred to as the bluebonnet. we have another tran-pecos lupine called the big bend bluebonnet which is much taller and not nearly as compact. we nearly lost the bluebonnet (we thought) in droughts lasting longer than two years, but plants are smarter than we, and they came back when the january rains were right. the pad is so similar, it might be worth your while to spend some time at the lady bird johnson wild flower center in central texas some time when the oregon weather is inclement.

  8. Daniel Mosquin

    I would love to visit the Lady Bird Johson Wildflower Center one day.

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