Sandy Soil Natives

Geum

Junegrass Koeleria macrantha

Lanceleaf Coreopsis

Lupine Perennis

 Lupine – low growing plant, good in dry sandy soil.  Palmate foliage . 

Lupine is the only host plant for the rare Karner Blue butterfly. Habitat loss has led to the decline in Lupine plants in the wild, and put the Karner Blue on the endangered species list. Leaves that have been fed upon by Karner blues have distinctive transparent areas where the caterpillars have selectively eaten the green fleshy parts. Lupine is also a host plant for the Frosted Elfin and the Eastern Persius Duskywing butterflies.


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