Lupinus palmeri S. Watson
Fabaceae (Pea Family)
Synonym(s): Lupinus argenteus var. palmeri
USDA Symbol: LUPA3
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.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Blue
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
DistributionUSA: 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.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Description: Gravelly soils.
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
Special Value to Bumble Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
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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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Lupinus palmeri in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Lupinus palmeri in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff