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Lupinus arcticus (Arctic Lupine)

The purple flowers are Artic Lupine - Lupinus arcticus.

The Arctic Lupine are such beautiful plants, but can be very poisonous. They were used in hay for animals such as goats, and if the plant was poisonous this would cause deformation of the production of the young. Thus, way back this plant was used as a cure for women, which could also cause deformation in the baby when in birth, if the plant was poisonous. I find this information fascinating !!!!!!

Thursday, November 9th, 2006 at 11:48:16


Camera: Nikon F100
Date: Tuesday, September 26th, 2000
Film: Fuji Velvia 50 (slide)
Lens: 28-70mm f/2.8 ED-IF AF-S Zoom-Nikkor
Photographer: John Harvey
Region: North America, Canada, British Columbia
Scientific Name: species related to Lupinus arcticus (Arctic Lupine)
Tag: flower, alpine
Larger image: 1500 x 990

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