Lupinus sp.

Lupine seems to love the cold air near Lake Superior. The frigid air seems ideal for this plant. It blooms prolifically every year around Independence Day. Large files of blues, purples, pinks and white, the flowers interbreed like Mendel’s beans. Lupines are a kind of bean, of course, and create big seed pods in the fall that twist as they dry finally exploding to send the seed flying many feet from the parent plant. It is a rigorous distribution system.