Perennial Lupine: Lupinus perennis
|Weed Description: A perennial
herb with distinctively divided leaves and attractive flowers that may reach 2 feet in
height. Perennial lupine and many other Lupinus species are usually very
poisonous to livestock. This plant is usually found in the woods or along the edges
Leaves: Leaves are divided into 7 to 11 leaflets that arise from a central point (palmately divided). Individual leaflets may reach 2 inches in length and 12 mm wide.
|Flowers: A long (8 inch) raceme
with many blue or bluish-white flowers.
Fruit: A legume, 2 inches long by 10 mm wide.
Identifying Characteristics: The palmately divided leaves of this plant make it easy to distinguish from most other plants found in similar locations.