Both Kincaid's lupine
and Fender's blue butterfly rely predominantly on prairie habitat.
May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kincaid's lupine
, an endangered wildflower in the state of Washington, will be the center of attention at the fourth annual Lupine
Pasture Walk .
Livestock, including pregnant cattle, usually begin to graze lupines
in early July--a schedule that overlaps an interlude during gestation when fetal calves begin the physical activity essential for normal development.
2) and lower the physical apparency of host plants so that females do not lay as many eggs per leaf on lupines
that are overtopped by tall grasses as they do on lupines
surrounded by grasses of the native stature (Severns 2008a).
are legumes and make their own nitrogen in root nodules, no fertilization is necessary.
, which grow well there, provide both a food source and a safe depository for Karner blue's eggs.
The raised shoulders next to the road are covered with wild flowers--blue chicory, yellow lupines
, bull thistles--and land mines.
are believed to need periodic disturbances such as fire and landslides to reproduce successfully.
Vegetation returned to the blasted landscape within a few years, led by lupines
and red alders.
The park also boasts lupines
, coreopsis, goldfields and other flowers, varying year by year according to rainfall.
This endangered insect feeds on perennial lupines
in coastal and montane habitat on the San Bruno Mountain and in the Marin Headlands in northern California.
Outside their preferred habitat, they pick up speed, moving six to eight times faster than when they meander among lupines
, says ecologist Cheryl B.
Other harmful plant toxins include alkaloid compounds found in lupines
(members of the pea family), poison-hemlock, and various tobacco species, as well as larkspur.
Aside from the famous orange poppies, consider clarkias, monkey flowers and lupines
This month the valley bursts with lupines
, lilies, and other wildflowers.