Lupinus polyphyllus

Russell hybrid lupine

  • Height:   1 ft - 3 ft
  • Life Cycle:   perennial
  • Growth Type:   flower
  • Flower Size:   small, 1/4 - 1 in
  • Inflorescence Size:   > 5 in
  • Flower Type:   clustered
  • Bloom Type:   spring
  • Flower Color:   purple - red - white - ye
  • Native to California:   NO
  • California Range:   coast - inland - mountain
  • Water Requirements:   high - medium
  • Characteristics / Comments:   found in washes/riparian areas
  • Average Live Seed per Bulk Pound:   11,250
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Taxon report data from Calflora

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Lupinus polyphyllus

Common Name:Bog lupine

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

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Recognized as current in TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93

County distribution list:

Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Inyo, Kern, Lake, Lassen, Los Angeles, Madera, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Mono, Monterey, Modoc, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Riverside, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, San Mateo, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Sonoma, Stanislaus, 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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