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Wild Beach Lupine

May 17, 2010

We spotted some Blue Bush Lupine (Lupinus arboreus) on the sand dunes along the southern part of Ocean Beach in San Francisco.

Blue Bush Lupine - Lupinus arboreus

Blue Bush Lupine - Lupinus arboreus

Above you can see the Blue Bush Lupine in the middle, some wild Beach Strawberry (Fragaria chiloensis) with smooth glossy green leaves just below, and to the right is some of that invasive iceplant with the purplish pink flowers.

Blue Bush Lupine - Lupinus arboreus

Blue Bush Lupine - Lupinus arboreus (center)

Max our border collie loves this dog park area and it gives us a good place to spot some cool plants…such as that Yellow Lupine we spotted earlier, and Dudleya.

Unknown wildflower

Unknown wildflower

Here is a plant (above) that I could not identify.  If you click on the pic, it gets super big as with most of our pics.  Anybody have any thoughts what this flowering plant is?

— Far Out Flora

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Thomas permalink
    May 17, 2010 11:52 am

    Beautiful (huge sigh). That last picture, not sure. Kind of looks like an Allium, but the flowers appear to have five petals, maybe an Armeria sp?

    • May 17, 2010 6:45 pm

      I thought Armeria too when I first saw the picture. Not familiar enough with them to guess at a species though.

      • May 17, 2010 6:59 pm

        Yeah, I looked it up and it does look like the Armeria maritima ssp californica. Nice.

  2. May 17, 2010 1:34 pm

    Beautiful shots. I want to be there right now!


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