Monty Python reference. Skit below.
A few years ago in a Facebook group post of mine, I met some folks nearby who had their own patch of Sundial Lupines-Lupinus perennis. Every year since at about this time I have made a point to go over and photograph them. They are New England’s only native Lupine. Most of what you might see along roadsides and in internet posts, such as these at Acadia N.P., are native to the western part of the U.S. although their numbers are greater here than our natives. All the varieties seen in nurseries and finding their way to gardens are the non-natives. Sundials are fairly rare in the Northeast and threatened currently.
I liked the bit of sunlight hitting this one so it is the first to be posted. There may be others.
Here’s the skit if you have a few minute for some Python zaniness.