Soil Benefits -These plants are nitrogen fixing plants.That is they
give nitrogen back to the soil instead of depleting nitrogen levels.
Nectar Source - Monarchs, skippers
Host Plants -Lupines are caterpillar host plants for the Karner Blue Butterfly, West Coast Lady,
Painted Lady, Clouded and Orange Sulphurs, Gray Hairstreak, Eastern Tailed-Blue, Elfins, Mountian Blue, and Erynnis afranius a skipper.
Pollinators - Listed in The Xerces Societies Guide to Attracting Native Pollinators
as one of the top 37 wildflowers recommended for attracting native bees.
Lupines are a favorite for long-tongued bumble bees, mason bees and honey bees.
For detailed information lupines, visit the Illinois Wildflower site