Monday, January 2, 2012

miniature lupine ~ 01/02/12 ~ Palo Corona

miniature lupine
Lupinus bicolor


Phooey. Just a few minutes ago I posted this as sky lupine and commented on how it's the earliest in the season I've ever seen it in bloom since I usually see it from March to May. So, that got me wondering if my ID was correct. I now believe this is miniature lupine, aka annual lupine. I've found differing information to distinguish the 2 species - hairs or no hairs, that is the question. Does anyone have pointers about these 2 lupine spp.? Sigh, does it seem like an odd winter for you, too?

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

This winter seems way too warm to me.