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April 05, 2017
Wednesday's Wildflower: Scrub Lupine
Lupinus westianus var. aridorum / Lupinus aridorium
Submitted by Tom Palmer, Hernando Chapter
This pink-flowered endemic wildflower blooms in spring in a decreasing number of locations on the Winter Haven and Mt. Dora ridges in Polk and Orange counties. It is a federally listed endangered species, and unlike many scrub species, it is unknown within the Lake Wales Ridge.