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24. Silky Lupine (Lupinus sericeus)
Collected: 1806 Jun 5 - Clearwater River near Kaimah, Idaho
Silky Lupine
Silky Lupine
Photographer: Alice M. Cornell
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
1995 June
Silky Lupine
Silky Lupine
Photographer: Alice M. Cornell
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
1995 June
 
Silky Lupine
Silky Lupine
Photographer: Alice M. Cornell
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
1995 June
Silky Lupine
Silky Lupine
Photographer: Alice M. Cornell
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
1995 June
 

Journal Entry 1806 Jun 4-5: "For the two following days we continued hunting in our own neighbourhood, and by means of our own exertions, and trading with the Indians for trifling articles, succeeded in procuring as much bread and roots, besides other food as will enable us to subsist during the passage of the mountains." (Lewis. 1814. Vol. 2, pp. 307-308.)

Notes: There are many varieties and many colors of Lupine – red, white, yellow and pink. The most familiar are the blue varieties, one of which is also known as the Texas Blue Bonnet. The fruit of this plant is highly toxic.