Tree lupins are soft wooded shrub with attractive yellow flowers. They are often seen colonising sandy areas, riverbeds and roadsides.
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Tree lupins can grow to 3 metres tall. They are not readily eaten by stock and can grow in pasture and paddocks. Some species of lupin can be toxic to stock. The yellow flowered tree lupin has a strong scent but it's blue cousin is not scented.
The Russell Lupin is common on roadsides and has highly attractive spikes of flowers in pink, white, yellow, orange blue and purple.
Did You Know
- The pea like seed pods of tree lupin split explosively to disperse their seeds.
- Latin names: Tree lupin - Lupinu arboreus, Blue lupin - Lupinus angustifolius, Russel lupin -Lupinus polyphyllus.