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Orange Lupine
Lupinus citrinus
About Orange Lupine (Lupinus citrinus) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Lupinus citrinus is a species of lupine known by the common names orange lupine, orangeflower lupine, and fragrant lupine. It is endemic to California, where it is known from a section of the Sierra Nevada foothills extending from Mariposa to Fresno Counties. This is an annual herb growing 10-60 centimetres (3. 9-23. 6 in) tall. Each palmate leaf is made up of 6 to 9 leaflets up to 3. 5 centimetres (1. 4 in) long. The herbage is coated in tiny white hairs. The inflorescence bears several flowers, sometimes in whorls. Each flower is roughly a centimeter long and orange to yellow to white in color. The fruit is a legume pod 1 or 2 centimetres (0. 79 in) long containing seeds which resemble "pieces of granite. "
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual Herb

0.33 - 2 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Blue, Lavender, Purple

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 22 likely * ) SHOW ALL

Landscaping Information
Common uses
Common uses
Bee Gardens

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 27.8" - 41.0", Summer Precipitation: 0.36" - 0.91", Coldest Month: 44.4" - 48.9", Hottest Month: 63.9" - 73.6", Humidity: 2.80" - 23.67", Elevation: 2160" - 5313"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Fragrant Lupine, Orangeflower 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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