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Lupinus rivularis

Lupinus rivularis Douglas ex Lindl.

Riverbank Lupine

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s): Lupinus lignipes


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

A lupine of western North America, ranging from California north to British Columbia. It is listed as an endangered species in Canada, where it is found in the Fraser valley and on Vancouver Island.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Purple


Canada: BC
Native Habitat: Riparian


Conspicuous Flowers: yes

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.

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FACU FAC
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2012-10-24
Research By: TWC Staff

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