All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Arctic Lupine</strong>
<em>Lupinus arcticus</em><br>
These pretty Lupines were common on the Kenai Peninsula. It is a taller plant than the Nootka Lupine. Many arctic plants have wooly leaves and stems as an adaptation to help the plants surv...
Arctic Lupine
Lupinus arcticus

These pretty Lupines were common on the Kenai Peninsula. It is a taller plant than the Nootka Lupine. Many arctic plants have wooly leaves and stems as an adaptation to help the plants survive the cold and wind. The seeds of lupines are poisonous to goats and cattle. The toxins contained in the seeds are lupinine, anagyrine, sparteine, and hydroxylupanine. The big names are almost bigger than the seeds themselves!


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