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Lupinus palmeri S. Wats.
USDA Symbol: LUPA3
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Palmers lupine is a 1-2 ft., several-stemmed, hairy lupine. Its bright-blue, pea-like flowers have a white center and occur in a terminal spike. Leaves are palmately divided into five leaflets.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Blue
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
AZ , CA , NM , NV , UT Native Distribution:
In CA, s. White Mts. to Grapevine Mts., e. to NV, AZ & NM Native Habitat:
Dry, stony ponderosa pine forests from 4000-8000 ft. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Description: Gravelly soils.
PropagationDescription: Propagate by seed planted immediately or stored and stratified.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Stratify stored seed.
Commercially Avail: yes
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff