Lupinus concinnus J. Agardh
Bajada Lupine, Annual Lupine, Nipomo Mesa Annual Lupine
Fabaceae (Pea Family)
USDA Symbol: LUCO
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.
From the Image Gallery
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Fruit Type: Legume
Size Notes: Up to about 6 inches tall.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
DistributionUSA: AZ , CA , NM , NV , TX , UT
Native Distribution: S.w. U.S. & adjacent Mex.
Native Habitat: Sandy, desert areas; grama grasslands
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Description: Sandy 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.
Seed Treatment: Seeds to do not require pretreatment.
Commercially Avail: yes
BibliographyBibref 318 - Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region (2002) Wasowski, S. & A. Wasowski
Bibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.
Search More Titles in Bibliography
From the ArchiveWildflower Newsletter 1985 VOL. 2, NO.1 - A Glorious Spring, Lupines in Landscapes, Director's Report, Notable Quote, Wild...
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Lupinus concinnus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Lupinus concinnus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Lupinus concinnus
MetadataRecord Modified: 2021-04-03
Research By: TWC Staff