I discovered Flower Friday last year while visiting Lorilin@Bugbugbooks and have been having a blast sharing some flower pictures and information. Please check out Lorilin’s blog if you haven’t already for book reviews and more!
Today’s Flower is:
This is a flower from the legume family that blooms tall spiky flowers that taper at the top. The spikes produce multiple sweat pea-like flowers.
They remind me a lot of delphinium, but the flowers are quite different.
They’re so easy to grow and come back year after year. Mine are now in their 4th year. These are hardy to zone 4.
The leaves are very broad and attractive in my opinion. They’re definitely eye-catchers. The flowers come in many colors.
- Seeds from some species are used for food
- Wild lupine aids butterfly larvae by providing shelter which helps maintain butterfly populations.