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Lupinus palmeri S. Watson
Synonym(s): Lupinus argenteus var. palmeri
USDA Symbol: LUPA3
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
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
, 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.
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
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff