May 2016

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Gulf Coast Lupine - South Walton Beaches

Gulf Coast Lupine is a surprising discovery on the beaches of South Walton. In many areas of the world, spring is the time where wild flowers burst into bloom and put on a show before the heat of summer arrives. So when I moved to the beach, I was quite surprised to see gorgeous blue flowers growing in the beautiful white sand along South Walton beaches.  These showy blue flowers are Gulf Coast Lupine (Lupinus westianus) and are native to Florida. Because they form long tap roots, sandy soil allows the plant to drive the root deep into the ground.  This is what makes the Florida panhandle an ideal environment for the plant.  The shrubby biennial lives 4-6 years and usually flowers the second year. Unfortunately,

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