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lupin

(US), lupine
any leguminous plant of the genus Lupinus, of North America, Europe, and Africa, with large spikes of brightly coloured flowers and flattened pods
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lupin

leguminous plant; arouses passion. [Plant Folklore: Boland, 9]

lupin

traditional symbol of voracity. [Plant Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 175]
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Among the species that can be found in the area's sandy habitats are native wild blue lupines and dainty butterflies known as frosted elfins, a threatened species in New York State.
Since 2000, the coverage of wild blue lupines has increased, and the habitat for frosted elfin butterflies has expanded.
Caption: An open patch slowly becomes a field of wild blue lupines.