Bluebonnet (Lupinus)

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BLUEBONNET

(Lupinus)

bluebonnetTexas Bluebonnet

Texas bluebonnet, Bluebonnet, Texas lupine, Buffalo clover, Wolf-flower. A hardy winter annual native to Texas. Adopted as the “State Flower of Texas”, this is the most commonly seen variety along roadsides and in uncultivated pastures throughout the state. Flowers are densely arranged on a spike with a characteristic ice white terminal tip. Bluebonnets cannot tolerate poorly drained, clay based soils. Seed planted in poorly drained soils will germinate, but plants will never fully develop. Seedlings will become either stunted or turn yellow and soon die. Prefers a sloped area in light to gravelly, well-drained soil. Requires full sun.

BluebonnetFieldField of Bluebonnets

Distribution:
South central to north central Texas. Not only does the state flower of Texas bloom oceans of blue, but this famous wildflower forms attractive rosettes in winter. This is the species often used by highway departments and garden clubs.

Conditions of poisoning:
All parts of the plant are poisonous in the genus Lupinus, especially the seeds, can be toxic to humans and animals if ingested. Sensitivity to a toxin varies with a person’s age, weight, physical condition, and individual susceptibility. Children and Animals are most vulnerable because of their curiosity and small size. Toxicity can vary in a plant according to season, the plant’s different parts, and its stage of growth; and plants can absorb toxic substances, such as herbicides, pesticides, and pollutants from the water, air, and soil.

Toxic Principle:
Unknown

Poisoning Symptoms include:
Unknown

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