Lupinus benthamii

Spider lupine

  • Height:   1 ft - 3 ft
  • Life Cycle:   annual
  • Growth Type:   flower
  • Flower Size:   small, 1/4 - 1 in
  • Inflorescence Size:   > 5 in
  • Flower Type:   clustered
  • Bloom Type:   spring
  • Flower Color:   blue
  • Native to California:   YES
  • California Range:   coast - inland
  • Water Requirements:   medium
  • Fire Resistant / Low Fuel:   TRUE
  • Average Live Seed per Bulk Pound:   9,600
  • 3201
  • 3202

Taxon report data from Calflora

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Lupinus benthamii

Common Name:Spider lupine

Lupinus benthamii, a dicot, is a annual herb that is native to California.

US Distribution:California
Plant Community(s):Valley Grassland, Foothill Woodland

Name Status:

Recognized as current in TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93

County distribution list:

Amador, Calaveras, ContraCosta, El Dorado, Fresno, Kern, Los Angeles, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Monterey, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, Solano, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tulare, Tuolumne, Ventura, Yolo, Yuba

See a detailed Distribution Grid of this plant in Calfornia.

Links: USDA Plants Profile | Jepson Herbarium

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Bloom Months
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