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Narrowflower Lupine
Lupinus angustiflorus
About Narrowflower Lupine (Lupinus angustiflorus) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Lupinus angustiflorus is a species of lupine known by the common name narrowflower lupine. It is endemic to California, where it grows in the volcanic soils of the northeastern mountains and Modoc Plateau. It is an erect perennial herb sometimes exceeding one meter in height. Each palmate leaf is made up of 6 to 9 leaflets each up to 6 centimeters long. The inflorescence is up to 34 centimeters long, bearing many flowers each roughly a centimeter long. The flower is cream to pale yellow-orange with a patch of deeper yellow or orange on its banner. The keeled lower petals may be tipped with lavender. The fruit is a hairy legume pod up to 4 centimeters long.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial Herb

1.6 - 3.3 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Blue, Lavender, Purple, Yellow, Orange, Cream

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 32 likely * ) SHOW ALL

Landscaping Information
Common uses
Common uses
Bee Gardens

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 25.7" - 119.8", Summer Precipitation: 1.32" - 4.08", Coldest Month: 25.1" - 36.4", Hottest Month: 46.8" - 61.6", Humidity: 0.95" - 15.93", Elevation: 2097" - 10454"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Narrow-flowered Lupine

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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