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Lupinus hirsutissimus (Stinging annual lupine)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Lupinus hirsutissimus

Stinging annual lupine, Stinging Lupine

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

USDA Symbol: LUHI3

USDA Native Status:

An erect, leafy plant with yellow, stinging bristles on stems and leaves, and pinkish-purple to reddish-lavender pea flowers in racemes.

In a genus of lovely wildflowers, this is an unpleasant exception; its stiff yellow hairs sting like nettles.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May

Distribution

USA: CA
Native Distribution: Southern half of California and northern Baja California.
Native Habitat: Woods, thickets, and open areas at desert edges.

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.

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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

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Additional resources

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

Metadata

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

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