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Lupinus concinnus (Bajada lupine)
Anderson, Wynn

Lupinus concinnus

Lupinus concinnus J. Agardh

Bajada Lupine, Annual Lupine, Nipomo Mesa Annual Lupine

Fabaceae (Pea Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

This is a 2-6 in., upright to somewhat sprawling, annual lupine. Its reddish-purple flowers, with white central spots, bloom in loose, terminal clusters. Leaves are palmately compound.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Fruit Type: Legume
Size Notes: Up to about 6 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May


USA: AZ , CA , NM , NV , TX , UT
Native Distribution: S.w. U.S. & adjacent Mex.
Native Habitat: Sandy, desert areas; grama grasslands

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Description: Sandy 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.


Description: Propagate by seed.
Seed Treatment: Seeds to do not require pretreatment.
Commercially Avail: yes


Bibref 318 - Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region (2002) Wasowski, S. & A. Wasowski
Bibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.

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From the Archive

Wildflower Newsletter 1985 VOL. 2, NO.1 - A Glorious Spring, Lupines in Landscapes, Director's Report, Notable Quote, Wild...

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2021-04-03
Research By: TWC Staff

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