Please help identify this flower I saw in Mavericks Beach in Half Moon Bay, California. It was smelling soooo good, you can feel from distance. I want to buy and plant in my garden.

Thank you,

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Based on the habitat, color, and size that lupine looks like Coastal bush lupine (Lupinus arboreus).

Please note that Coastal bush lupine can be invasive, so be responsible about where you plant it!

You can also learn more about this plant and its growth requirements from the California Native Plant Society

Images for comparison: © 2009 Heather Ellison © 2019 Mary Conway, CC BY-NC 4.0


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