So, with all of these factors, how is it that Kincaid's lupine
has become, quite literally, a "poster child" for rare species management?
Their organic pasture, home to Washington's largest concentration of the rare flower, represents the northernmost range of the Kincaid's lupine
, a flower normally found primarily on the dry upland prairies on the western side of the Willamette Valley.
But during this time, alkaloids in the lupines
can cross the placental barrier and temporarily induce fetal immobility.
In acceptably large Fender's blue populations where lupines
are overtopped by tall grasses, active season mowing in a portion of the sites could occur without placing the entire population at risk, providing conscientious mow timing, treatment size, and mow deck height is addressed.
At the freeway ramp in question, there is also a massive display of royal blue lupine
(Lupinus), a California native.
To improve the butterfly's habitat, the National Park Service has removed pampas grass and replanted with native grasses, lupines
, and two nectar species: coastal buckwheat and California phacelia.
She and her assistants watched the insects' behavior inside areas with lupines
and outside such prime habitat.
Larkspur, like pine needles, locoweed, lupine
, and a host of other plants found in western pastures, contains toxins that can poison unwitting, hungry livestock.
The undulating ridges which surrounded it were brilliant with blue lupines
and velvet-leaf sunflowers.
About 200 species of lupines
grow in all kinds of habitats.
Besides the poppies - which right now have the thickest blooms on south-facing slopes outside the reserve's boundaries - other wildflowers are blooming at the reserve and elsewhere around the valley: pygmy lupines
, cream cups, redstem filaree and fiddlenecks.
Now, urban hikers can climb the steep Filbert Street steps at Levi Plaza, past blooming front-yard gardens, to a walk leading to a stunning 360[degrees] vista of the city Over the next two years, volunteers will rip out the last of the overgrown gardens and plant California buckeye and lupines
to restore Pioneer Park to its native splendor.