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Lupinus sulphureus (Sulphur lupine)
Glase, Terry

Lupinus sulphureus

Lupinus sulphureus Douglas ex Hook.

Sulphur Lupine

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s): Lupinus sulphureus var. applegateanus, Lupinus sulphureus var. echleranus

USDA Symbol: LUSU5

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Palmate
Leaf Pubescence: Tomentose
Fruit Type: Legume
Leaf: Green.
Size Class: 3-6 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr


Canada: BC

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.

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


Record Modified: 2013-06-24
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