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Saffron-flowered Lupine
Lupinus croceus
About Saffron-flowered Lupine (Lupinus croceus) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Lupinus croceus is a species of lupine known by the common name saffron-flowered lupine. It is endemic to the northernmost mountains of California, including the Klamath Mountains, where it grows in generally dry, rocky habitat. This is an erect perennial herb growing 40-60 centimetres (16-24 in) tall. The hairy palmate leaves are made up of 5 to 9 leaflets each up to 6 centimetres (2. 4 in) long. The inflorescence is a raceme of many flowers, sometimes arranged in whorls. Each flower is just over a centimeter long and bright yellow to orange in color. The fruit is a hairy legume pod up to 3. 5 centimetres (1. 4 in) long.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial Herb

1.3 - 2 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Cream, Yellow

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 1 confirmed , 24 likely * ) SHOW ALL

Landscaping Information
Common uses
Common uses
Bee Gardens

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 20.0" - 93.7", Summer Precipitation: 1.16" - 3.92", Coldest Month: 29.9" - 46.4", Hottest Month: 47.6" - 67.4", Humidity: 1.48" - 20.35", Elevation: 2462" - 9131"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Mt. Eddy 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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