Lupinus albicaulis

Sickle keeled lupine

  • Height:   1 ft - 3 ft to 3 ft
  • Life Cycle:   perennial
  • Growth Type:   flower
  • Flower Size:   small, 1/4 - 1 in
  • Inflorescence Size:   > 5 in
  • Flower Type:   clustered
  • Bloom Type:   summer
  • Flower Color:   purple
  • Native to California:   YES
  • California Range:   coast - desert - inland - mountain
  • Water Requirements:   medium
  • Characteristics / Comments:   good for revegetation - fast growing - showy color
  • Average Live Seed per Bulk Pound:   24,000
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Taxon report data from Calflora

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Lupinus albicaulis

Common Name:White stemmed lupine

Lupinus albicaulis, a angiosperm, is a perennial herb that is native to California.

US Distribution:beyond CA but confined to w. North America
Plant Community(s):Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest

Name Status:

Recognized as current in TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93

County distribution list:

Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, ContraCosta, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Humboldt, Kern, Los Angeles, Madera, Mariposa, Mendocino, Mono, Modoc, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, San Bernardino, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolumne, Ventura, Yuba

See a detailed Distribution Grid of this plant in Calfornia.

Links: USDA Plants Profile | Jepson Herbarium

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