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Lupinus caespitosus

Lupinus caespitosus Nutt.

Stemless Dwarf Lupine, Dwarf Lupine

Fabaceae (Pea Family)


USDA Symbol: luca3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Dwarf Lupine is a member of the pea family (Fabaceae), which includes trees, shrubs, herbs, and vines with compound or occasionally simple leaves and flowers usually in clusters.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Root Type: Tap
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Palmate
Leaf Pubescence: Tomentose
Inflorescence: Raceme , Terminal
Fruit Type: Legume
Size Notes: Up to about 10 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Blue , Purple , Violet
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul


USA: CA , CO , ID , MT , NV , OR , UT , WY

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.

Web Reference

Webref 36 - Jepson eFlora (2019) The Jepson Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-01-23
Research By: TWC Staff

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