Lupines :: Wildflowers

Lupines can be seen everywhere at this time of the year on Prince Edward Island, especially on the side of the road and at the edge of driveways. I love seeing all the colours along the country roads. 

Lupines are from the pea family and can come in purple, white, pink, and blue-violet. They can grown to 2 feet and always look like they are standing nice and tall to me. 

This patch of lupines in my photos were at the side of a house in Victoria-by-the-Sea. I loved seeing the tiny bit of red poppies in the midst of the lupines. Seeing lupines brings a smile to my face every time. It marks the start of summer and warmer temperatures on the island. 

My children and I have loved lupines before we moved to PEI, ever since we read the beautiful Miss Rumphius story by Barbara Cooney. It is one of her favourites.  

I am linking this post to the Outdoor  Hour Challenge Blog Carnival hosted by the Handbook of Nature Study blog. 


  1. Gorgeous! We saw yellow lupines on our trip to Oregon...they are beautiful flowers!

    Thanks for sharing your entry with the OHC.

  2. I love lupines! I need to find that book! :)

  3. i love these! and great shots!! :)

  4. Gorgeous! How long do the lupine blooms last? We love Miss Rumphius as well...great book!

  5. I love lupins too! We have many on the sides of roads in NB too but I don't think they are quite as prolific here as they are on PEI. We didn't see as many as I would've liked when we visited in June, although we did see some...P Collette


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