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. Lupine can be controlled with 2,4-D (2 lbs. The palmate purple-tinged leaves are particularly elegant, radiating out in circles around their leaf stems, holding Spring dew and rain drops in their center. and can cause severe illness in humans. Blueberry. Blue. Fruiting occurs in June and July and senescence begins by August [ … Combine them with later-blooming flowers (like Shasta Daisy and Rudbeckia) for an extended season of color. Aunt Bett would know immediately if a plant were edible… Edible root. ....from Lupine Ridge by Peggy Simpson Curry. Growing to be about 12-36” tall, Lupine is … Honeyberry. Nitrogen fixer, may not be edible. ae/acre), 2,4-D + dicamba (1 + 0.5 lbs. Red foliage in autumn, 'Peach Sorbet' holds on to violet-colored leaves all winter. A field of Lupine is an amazing sight, with spiky blooms of saturated indigo-blue that last from late spring to summer. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees. A special lupin variety bred for human consumption.. Blue Lupine. Root - raw or cooked. ae/acre), or triclopyr (0.5 to 1.5 lbs. Though it makes an attractive ornamental plant, its seeds are poisonous. "Long after we are gone, summer will stroke this ridge in blue; The hawk still flies above the flowers, thinking perhaps the sky has fallen." Blue Balloon Flower. It is hardy to zone (UK) 4. This grows to 2ft - 3ft tall and make spikes of beautiful flowers, followed by large pods full of edible high-protein seeds. Blue-Violet. The bulb may be mistaken for those of the edible camas or quamash (Cammassia spp.) Blue. Red Cabbage. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can fix Nitrogen. A field of Lupine is an amazing sight, with spiky blooms of saturated indigo-blue that last from late spring to summer. This blue-flowered perennial, also called Oak Ridge lupine or sky-blue lupine, grows in dry areas throughout the southeastern U.S. Self-seeding annual. The perennial flower stalks can reach up to 3 feet and are very attractive to native insects, bees, and butterflies. A perennial version of the popular Blue Lupine, Wild Perennial is known for its rich purple color and lush, hardy blooms. Growing to be about 12-36” tall, Lupine is … Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Stems and ribs usually have short stiff spines. ... entire to sinuate. Sundial lupine flowers from April to July along the Blue Ridge Mountains of the Southeast , and in April and May in the Carolinas . Hybrid flower colors include shades of blue, purple, violet, yellow, pink, red, white and bicolors. ae/acre). Called bluebonnets in Texas where they are the state flower and lupines nearly everywhere else, the Lupinus genus encompasses 600 or more species worldwide. Edible parts of Blue Lupine: Seed - cooked. I simply have fallen in love with lupines. If the seed is bitter this is due to the presence of toxic alkaloids and the seed should be thoroughly leached before being cooked. Also known as Old Maid’s Bonnets, Indian Beet and Sundial Lupine, Wild Perennial Lupine is native to the Eastern United States but has been steadily declining in range and number in recent years. Lupinus nootkatensis is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.7 m (2ft 4in). Lupine has beautiful whorls of blue-purple flowers with pleasant scent. Genus name comes from the classical name. Blue Cornflower. NOTE: People who are allergic to peanuts can also react to eating lupin seed (there are similar compounds in them) - don't feed lupins to anyone with a peanut allergy. Blue-Violet. Looks like an enormous purple flower. 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