POTD: Lupine #2

Lupine #2
Bozeman, Montana
2020

Lupine, along with arrowleaf balsam root, are the stalwarts of our wildflowers each year. With their size and widespread prevalence, they form the backdrop for our wildflower show. Still, in recent years they have not been appearing in as great numbers as even just a decade ago. I don’t know if their preferences for moisture and temperature are consistent with the change in climate we’ve been seeing but I suspect a correlation there.