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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Lupinus hirsutissimus Benth.
Stinging annual lupine, Stinging Lupine
USDA Symbol: LUHI3
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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 CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Fruit:
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
CA Native Distribution:
Southern half of California and northern Baja California. Native Habitat:
Woods, thickets, and open areas at desert edges. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
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