Call them lupin; call them lupine. Regardless of the spelling, they're an amazing flowering plant. One of the harbingers of early summer for me is the scattering of lupines along the highways around here. In the fog, in the sun, or in the rain they are resilient and can totally pick me up on a lazy, unmotivated day. They seem to love rocks and hillsides. I guess they can get along with everyone... except me. I have not had good luck trying to grow them at the homestead. Our chipmunks LOVE them also!