Lupinus breweri A. Gray
Brewer's lupine, Matted lupine
Fabaceae (Pea Family)
USDA Symbol: LUBR3
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.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
DistributionUSA: CA , NV , OR
Native Distribution: Mid- to alpine elevations of CA, s. OR & n.w. NV
Native Habitat: Dry, stony slopes & benches
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Description: Sandy or stony soils.
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
Special Value to Bumble Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
PropagationDescription: Propagate by seed sown immediately or stored and stratified.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Stored seed must be stratified.
Commercially Avail: yes
Find Seed or Plants
Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Lupinus breweri in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Lupinus breweri in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Lupinus breweri
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff