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Lupinus nootkatensis var. fruticosus

Lupinus nootkatensis Donn ex Sims var. fruticosus Sims

Nootka Lupine

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s): Lupinus arboreus var. fruticosus, Lupinus nootkatensis var. glaber, Lupinus nootkatensis var. unalaskensis

USDA Symbol: lunof

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Fruit Type: Legume
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul


Canada: AB , BC


Use Wildlife: Hummingbirds, Butterflies
Warning: POISONOUS PARTS: Seeds.Toxic only if eaten in large quantities. Symptoms include respiratory depression and slow heartbeat, sleepiness, convulsions. Toxic Principle: Alkaloids such as lupinine, anagyrine, sparteine, and hydroxylupanine. (Poisonous Plants of N.C.)
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Attracts: Hummingbirds

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 13 - E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia [] (2013) E-Flora BC
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-01-10
Research By: TWC Staff

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