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Lupinus caespitosus

Lupinus caespitosus Nutt.

Dwarf Lupine, Stemless dwarf lupine

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: luca3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Dwarf Lupine is a member of the pea family (Fabaceae), which includes trees, shrubs, herbs, and vines with compound or occasionally simple leaves and flowers usually in clusters.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Root Type: Tap
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Palmate
Leaf Pubescence: Tomentose
Inflorescence: Raceme , Terminal
Fruit Type: Legume
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Blue , Purple , Violet

Distribution

USA: CA , CO , ID , MT , NV , OR , UT , WY

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.

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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