Lupine Species of Texas

Although it originally only included Lupinus texensis, the definition of the Texas state flower was expanded to include any species of Lupine occurring in Texas.

7 species native to Texas, and notes on their distribution in the state:

L. concinnus (Annual Lupine/Bajada Lupine) (seemingly rare in Texas, occurs in Trans-Pecos)
L. havardii (Big Bend Bluebonnet) (endemic to Big Bend region)
L. perennis (Wild Lupine) (seemingly rare, occurs in Beaumont/Jasper area of East Texas)
L. perennis ssp. gracilis (Sundial Lupine) (seemingly rare, occurs in Beaumont/Jasper area of East Texas)
L. plattensis (Nebraska Lupine) (seemingly rare in Texas, USDA reports occurrence in Hartley County)
L. subcarnosus (Sandyland Bluebonnet) (central and western coastal plains/blackland prairies)
L. texensis (Texas Bluebonnet) (common in most of the state except panhandle and far west Texas, less common in east Texas)

See sources:

https://www.wildflower.org/plants/combo.php?demo=&fromsearch=true&distribution=TX&habit=&duration=

Posted by mattgeo1990 mattgeo1990, May 18, 2018 22:01

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