Taxon  Report   5117 
Lupinus benthamii  A.A. Heller
Bentham lupine,  Spider lupine
Lupinus benthamii
© 2015 John Doyen
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Lupinus benthamii
© 2015 Debra L. Cook
Lupinus benthamii
© 2002 Christopher L. Christie
Lupinus benthamii, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is endemic (limited) to California.

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Lupinus benthamii
© 2015 John Doyen
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Lupinus
Subspecies and Varieties:
Valley Grassland, Foothill Woodland
Toxicity: MAJOR   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Lupinus benthamii
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

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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:   (Accessed: Mar 22, 2018).

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