Bluff Lupine or Varicolored Lupine or Many-colored Lupine (loo-PIE-nus: VER-suh-kuh-lor) Fabaceae:
Lupinus versicolor is a low growing lupine species, around 12 inches tall, that blooms from late spring into mid summer. The small leaves are covered in silver hairs, and the flowers are a multicolored mix of purples and yellow-creams. An attractive rock garden subject, forming low, spreading mats, with interesting foliage and showy flowers.
This species is an endemic shrub of California.