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Old Friday 19th June 2020, 11:18   #1
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Bit of trouble here

Mr Google isn't helping at all with this one. Growing wild at Brora Railway Station, so probably planted a long time ago.
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Old Friday 19th June 2020, 11:32   #2
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Old Friday 19th June 2020, 11:38   #3
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Yes....common garden lupin...lovely plants
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Yes Lupins, thanks. Mr Google was trying to tell me they were Hyacinths or Bluebonnets.
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Yes Lupins, thanks. Mr Google was trying to tell me they were Hyacinths or Bluebonnets.
Bluebonnets are a type of wild lupin that grow in the US.
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Old Friday 19th June 2020, 20:08   #7
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Bluebonnets are a type of wild lupin that grow in the US.
Bluebonnet is Lupinus texensis, from (yes, you guessed!) Texas - doesn't grow well in UK.

Yours is a cultivar of probably Lupinus nootkatensis - that's the species most lupins in UK derive from (from southeastern Alaska, the lupin best adapted to our climate), though some garden cultivars are hybrids too.

Edit: forgot, also quite a lot in UK derive from Lupinus polyphyllus (another western N American species closely related to L. nootkatensis)

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It always astonishes me how knowledgeable folks here really are. I guess we have some world class authorities here.
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