Calflora
Taxon  Report   5195    
Lupinus onustus  S. Watson
Northern lupine,  Plumas lupine
Lupinus onustus
© 2008 Keir Morse
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Lupinus onustus
© 2015 John Doyen
Lupinus onustus
© 2007 Penn Martin II
Lupinus onustus, 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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Lupinus onustus
© 2008 Keir Morse
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Lupinus
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest

Toxicity: MAJOR

Serpentine affinity: 3.1; (strong indicator)

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Lupinus mucronulatus
PLANTS: Lupinus oreganus var. pusillulus
PLANTS: Lupinus pinetorum
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More information about  Lupinus onustus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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 (LUON)

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 13, 2018).

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