Calflora
Taxon  Report   5109    
Lupinus argenteus  Pursh
Silvery lupine
Lupinus argenteus
© 2008 Gary A. Monroe
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Lupinus argenteus
© 2014 Ron Wolf
Lupinus argenteus
© 2009 Gary A. Monroe
Lupinus argenteus, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Observation Hotline
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Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Lupinus argenteus
© 2012 Jason Matthias Mills
Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, Northern Juniper Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest, Bristle-cone Pine Forest

Toxicity: MAJOR

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Lupinus corymbosus
More information about  Lupinus argenteus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (LUAR3)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 19, 2018).

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