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Fleshy Lupine
Lupinus affinis
About Fleshy Lupine (Lupinus affinis) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Lupinus affinis is a species of lupine known by the common name fleshy lupine. It is native to the California Coast Ranges from the San Francisco Bay Area north, and into southern Oregon, where it is an uncommon member of the flora in several areas. It is a hairy annual herb growing 20 to 50 centimeters in height. Each palmate leaf is made up of 5 to 8 leaflets each up to 5 centimeters long. The inflorescence is up to 20 centimeters long, bearing whorls of flowers each about a centimeter long. The flower is purple-blue with a whitish patch on the banner. The fruit is a hairy legume pod up to 5 centimeters long containing several seeds.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual Herb

0.7 - 1.6 ft tall

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 46 likely * ) SHOW ALL

Landscaping Information
Common uses
Common uses
Bee Gardens

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 10.6" - 66.4", Summer Precipitation: 0.19" - 1.92", Coldest Month: 38.8" - 55.5", Hottest Month: 57.0" - 80.8", Humidity: 0.23" - 29.70", Elevation: 15" - 4651"

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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