Also called Alaskan Lupine, this species is native along the west coast of North America. Foliage has leaflets arranged like spokes in a circle, velvety soft on the undersides. Large spikes of pea flowers appear in early summer, deep violet-blue with a white flag. Excellent for cutting and attractive to hummingbirds. This perennial species will self sow if conditions are to its liking. Requires a well-drained soil preferably on the acidic side. In poor dry soils plants will be noticeably shorter. The deep taproot makes transplanting difficult. CAUTION: Harmful if eaten.