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Lupinus densiflorus var. aureus

Lupinus densiflorus Benth. var. aureus (Kellogg) Munz

Golden Lupine, Whitewhorl Lupine

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s): Lupinus densiflorus var. menziesii, Lupinus densiflorus var. perfistulosus, Lupinus menziesii


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

An 8-16 in. annual lupine with a short spike of yellow, pea-like flowers often edged with red-purple.


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Plant Characteristics

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

Bloom Information

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


Native Distribution: Mendocino & Colusa Cos. to n. Santa Barbara Co.
Native Habitat: Dry banks & slopes below 2500 ft.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Dry 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 Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Seeds to do not require pretreatment.
Commercially Avail: yes

Additional resources

USDA: Find Lupinus densiflorus var. aureus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Lupinus densiflorus var. aureus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Lupinus densiflorus var. aureus


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

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