Lupinus succulentus (Fabaceae)
A hardy annual native to California and the western United States. The amount of fertility and moisture generally dictates the height of the plant. Flowers are concentrated on an upright spike with rich purple blossoms. Prefers moist clay or heavy soils in full sun. Sometimes hard to establish from seed, but capable of the most prolific display.
Suggested use: Moist areas, waste areas, rocky sites, slopes, mixtures, floral gardens. Miscellaneous: The most water tolerant of all Lupines.