Shortstem Lupine are low growing wildflowers that are found in dry southwest areas with sagebrush, joshua trees, pinyon-juniper trees, or coniferous woodlands. The flowers are small with blue-purple tone and the leaves are palmate. I found these in a mountain meadow area in northern Arizona.
Kachina Wetlands Preserve is a 70 acre area owned by the Kachina Village Improvement District. It evaporates treated wastewater from Kachina Village, just south of Flagstaff, Arizona. It was created with eight evaporation ponds, of which only a couple have water in them year round. The ponds have formed habitats attractive to wildlife, including birds… Read More KACHINA WETLANDS PRESERVE
Here is a Silvery Lupine I found in the Ponderosa Pine forest in northern Arizona. Read about lupines here PAINT IN THE LANDSCAPE and here PURPLE BLOOMS AT THE FOREST EDGE.
It’s wildflower season! Wild lupines, penstemons, and sunflowers are a few seen in full bloom this time of year. Here’s a little info… Lupine. There are over 200 species of wild lupines in North and South America, most are North American natives. They are flowers that usually have blue and purple hues, but there are… Read More PAINT IN THE LANDSCAPE