Calflora
Taxon  Report   5186    
Lupinus microcarpus  Sims  var. microcarpus 
Chick lupine,  Valley lupine
Lupinus microcarpus var. microcarpus
© 2003 George W. Hartwell
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Lupinus microcarpus var. microcarpus
© 2015 Zoya Akulova
Lupinus microcarpus var. microcarpus
© 2006 Steve Matson
Lupinus microcarpus var. microcarpus, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Lupinus microcarpus var. microcarpus
© 2011 Jorg & Mimi Fleige
Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, Creosote Bush Scrub, Foothill Woodland, Valley Grassland

Toxicity: MAJOR

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS accepted name:
Lupinus subvexus var. subvexus

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Lupinus densiflorus var. austrocollium
ICPN: Lupinus subvexus var. transmontanus
ICPN: Lupinus subvexus var. subvexus
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More information about  Lupinus microcarpus var. microcarpus
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

USDA PLANTS Profile (LUSUS)

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: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 22, 2018).

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