Taxon  Report   5189 
Lupinus nanus  Benth.
Sky lupine
Lupinus nanus
© 2018 Isaac Kreger
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Lupinus nanus
© 2009 John W. Wall
Lupinus nanus
© 2012 Steven Perry
Lupinus nanus, 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 nanus
© 2004 George W. Hartwell
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Lupinus
Northern Coastal Scrub, Coastal Sage Scrub, Foothill Woodland, Coastal Prairie, Valley Grassland
Habitat: slopes
Toxicity: MAJOR   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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ICPN: Lupinus nanus ssp. latifolius
ICPN: Lupinus nanus ssp. menkerae
ICPN: Lupinus nanus ssp. nanus
ICPN: Lupinus persistens
ICPN: Lupinus vallicola ssp. apricus
ICPN: Lupinus vallicola ssp. vallicola
ICPN: Lupinus vallicola
More information about  Lupinus nanus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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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: Aug 19, 2018).

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