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Coastal Bush Lupine

Through our virtual programming series, Nature in your Neighborhood, we challenged volunteers to go out into their neighborhoods or backyards to see what plants sparked their interest. Whether plants are native or non native, we can all appreciate a connection to nature and the curiosity that it can spark!

By: Zavier Kwe

Two days ago during my hike at Coyote Hills I saw an interesting bush, it had weed looking leaves and had yellow flowers growing in a lavender spike. I decided to look it up and I found that it was a Coastal Bush Lupine. These bushes are actually very interesting, they can grow up to 7ft tall, they can grow very fast, the plant type is a shrub and it usually grows in the springtime. The bush also supports butterflies, bees, birds and caterpillars. The bushes usual landscape to grow in is a low moist, sandy soil, full sun, good amount of water because it can drink it all very fast and the land should have dunes or slopes. Also people usually use this bush for deer resistance, butterfly, bee and bird gardens. This bush has a nice contribution to our land and our people.

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