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Lupinus croceus (Mt. eddy lupine)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Lupinus croceus

Lupinus croceus Eastw.

Mt. Eddy lupine

Fabaceae (Pea Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

An upright lupine, with leafy stalks to 2 ft. Its flowers are bright yellow, not pale yellow like the flowers of may other lupine species.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul


Native Distribution: Siskiyou & Trinity Cos., CA
Native Habitat: Dry, open woods from 5000-8000 ft.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Dry, 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.


Description: Plant seed immediately or store and stratify.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Stored seed must be stratified.
Commercially Avail: yes

Additional resources

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


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

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