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Vick, Albert F. W.
Lupinus breweri Gray
Brewer's lupine, Matted lupine
USDA Symbol: LUBR3
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
A low-growing, mat-forming perennial with long, silky hairs on the crowded, palmate leaves and dense clusters of blue-purple flowers with yellow and white centers.
Like other members of the pea family, this plant requires the presence of microorganisms that inhabit nodules on the plants root system and produce nitrogen compounds necessary for the plants survival.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
CA , NV , OR Native Distribution:
Mid- to alpine elevations of CA, s. OR & n.w. NV Native Habitat:
Dry, stony slopes & benches USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Description: Sandy or stony soils.
PropagationDescription: Propagate by seed sown immediately or stored and stratified.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Stored seed must be stratified.
Commercially Avail: yes
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Native Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff