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Elegant Lupine
Lupinus concinnus
  
About Elegant Lupine (Lupinus concinnus) 2 Nurseries Carry This Plant Lupinus concinnus is a species of lupine known by the common name Bajada lupine. It is native to the southwestern United States from California to Texas, and northern Mexico, where it is known from many types of habitat. This is a hairy erect or decumbent annual herb with a stem growing 10 to 30 centimeters long. Each small palmate leaf is made up of 5 to 9 leaflets up to 3 centimeters long and under a centimeter wide, sometimes narrow and linear in shape. The flower cluster is a dense spiral of flowers, with some flowers also appearing in leaf axils lower on the plant. Each flower is 5 to 12 millimeters long and purple, pink, or nearly white in color. The fruit is a hairy legume pod around a centimeter long.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual Herb

Size
Size
0.33 - 1 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Purple

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Spring

Wildlife Supported
 


 
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Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun

Moisture
Moisture
Low

Nurseries
Nurseries

Ease of Care
Ease of Care
Moderately Easy

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage
Fast

Soil Description
Soil Description
Typically found in open, sandy or gravelly areas

Common uses
Common uses
Bird Gardens, Bee Gardens

Propagation
Propagation?
For propagating by seed: Fresh seeds need no treatment. Stored seeds scarification or hot water.

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
7*, 8*, 9*, 10*, 11*, 12*, 13, 14*, 15*, 16*, 17, 18*, 19*, 20*, 21*, 22*, 23*, 24

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Open or disturbed places

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 3.2" - 59.1", Summer Precipitation: 0.14" - 3.08", Coldest Month: 28.0" - 59.7", Hottest Month: 49.8" - 88.1", Humidity: 0.66" - 40.77", Elevation: 4" - 11501"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Bajada Lupine, Scarlet 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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