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Lupinus albicaulis

Lupinus albicaulis Douglas

Sicklekeel lupine

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: LUAL3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf: Green
Flower:
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug

Distribution

USA: CA , OR , WA
Canada: PE

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun
CaCO3 Tolerance: None

Benefit

Use Wildlife: Hummingbirds, Butterflies
Warning: POISONOUS PARTS: Seeds. Toxic only if eaten in large quantities. Symptoms include respiratory depression and slow heartbeat, sleepiness, convulsions. Toxic Principle: Alkaloids such as lupinine, anagyrine, sparteine, and hydroxylupanine. (Poisonous Plants of N.C.)
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Attracts: Hummingbirds

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees
Special Value to Bumble Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Additional resources

USDA: Find Lupinus albicaulis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Lupinus albicaulis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Lupinus albicaulis

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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