May. 26, 2020
Shortstem lupine, Lupinus brevicaulis
Shortstem's stature, or lack of it, rivals miniature lupine from two days ago. It's often only a few inches tall. In higher mountains it can be sort of tufted, with flowers nestled among the leaves. Not very lupine like. Shortstem grows in AZ, CA, CO, NM, NV, OR, UT, and WY. Summit Co CO, 6/16/13. Bean family, Fabaceae.