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Lupinus albifrons (Silver lupine)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Lupinus albifrons

Lupinus albifrons Benth.

Silver lupine, White-leaf bush lupine, Evergreen lupine

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: lual4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

White-leaf bush lupine is a fragrant, 3-5 ft. perennial with silky-silver, palmate foliage covering its shrub-like form. Three inch spikes of blue to magenta, pea-like flowers adorn the blooming plant.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Flower:
Fruit:
Size Class: 6-12 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink , Blue
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun

Distribution

USA: CA , OR
Native Distribution: N. & c. CA Coast Ranges & Sierras
Native Habitat: A variety of sandy to rocky places below 5000 ft.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Description: Well-drained soils.

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees
Special Value to Bumble Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

Propagation

Description: Best method of propagation is by seed. Plant immediately or stratify.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Stored seed must be stratified.
Commercially Avail: yes

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

View propagation protocol from Native Plants Network.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Bibliography

Bibref 995 - Native Landscaping from El Paso to L.A. (2000) Wasowski, S. and A. Wasowski

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Lupinus albifrons in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Lupinus albifrons in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Lupinus albifrons

Metadata

Record Modified: 2009-02-21
Research By: TWC Staff

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