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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Lupinus hirsutissimus Benth.
Stinging annual lupine, Stinging Lupine
USDA Symbol: LUHI3
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
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
DistributionUSA: CA Native Distribution:
Southern half of California and northern Baja California. Native Habitat:
Woods, thickets, and open areas at desert edges.
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
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff