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Dense Flowered Platycarpos
Lupinus microcarpus var. densiflorus
  
About Dense Flowered Platycarpos (Lupinus microcarpus var. densiflorus) 4 Nurseries Carry This Plant Dense Flowered Platycarpos (Lupinus microcarpus var. densiflorus) is an abundant native annual herb that grows in northern, southern and central California. It tends to grow in open or disturbed or recently burned places, at elevations from 0-5200 feet. This variety (densiflorus) is one of three recognized varieties that have somewhat overlapping ranges. Densiflorus generally has pale yellow flowers, but they may also be tinged with pink or purple.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual Herb

Size
Size
0.33 - 2.6 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Yellow, Pink, Purple

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Spring

Wildlife Supported
 
Lupines in general are very attractive to bees

 
Butterflies & moths hosted ( 2 confirmed , 51 likely * ) SHOW ALL

Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun

Moisture
Moisture
Low

Nurseries
Nurseries

Cold Tolerance
Cold Tolerance
Tolerates cold to 5° F

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage
Fast

Soil Description
Soil Description
Tolerates a variety of soils as long as adequate drainage is provided. Tolerates Sodic Soil. Soil PH: 6.0 - 8.0

Common uses
Common uses
Bird Gardens, Butterfly Gardens, Bee Gardens

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

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
3, 4, 5, 6, 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: 4.8" - 70.8", Summer Precipitation: 0.15" - 2.33", Coldest Month: 29.8" - 59.1", Hottest Month: 53.5" - 87.6", Humidity: 0.10" - 38.37", Elevation: 0" - 6465"

Alternative Names
Botanical Names: Lupinus densiflorus
Common Names: Whitewhorl 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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