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 angiosperm, 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, Butte, Calaveras, ContraCosta, El Dorado, Fresno, Kern, Los Angeles, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Monterey, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, 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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