|Scientific Name||Lupinus bakeri||USDA PLANTS Symbol||LUBA3|
|Common Name||Baker's Lupine||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||25961|
Life zones and habitat: Foothills and montane; drier soils in meadows, among sagebrush, and open woodlands.
Plant: Erect perennial 2 to 3 feet tall, with multiple, tufted, reddish stems growing in large clumps.
Leaves: Palmately-divided leaves on long petioles with 7 to 9 leaflets, each narrowly elliptic to lanceolate, 1 to 1-3/4 inches long with acute tips; both surfaces appear pale or ashy with pubescent hairs.
Inflorescence: Many pea-like light to dark blue, to purplish blossoms about 3/8-inch long arranged in whorls in a raceme 4 to 8 inches long; hairy calyx and raceme stem.
Bloom Period: June and July.
References: "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel, "Pittonia Vol. IV" by Edward L. Greene, page 132 and Wildflowers of the Southern Rocky Mountains
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