Desert Lupine:  Fabaceae (Pea Family)  Lupinus  aridus
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April 16, 2005 - Southwest Desert - ©Nicky Davis

Size: About 18 to 24 inches tall  Leaves:  palmate, 6-8 leaflets which are covered with tiny hairs.

Most Lupines contain poisonous alkaloids throughout the growing season.
Cattle and sheep ingesting this plant may have birth defects in their offspring.

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