Calflora
Taxon  Report   5218    
Lupinus tidestromii  Greene
Tidestrom's lupine
Lupinus tidestromii
© 2013 Vernon Smith
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Lupinus tidestromii, a dicot, is a perennial herb (rhizomatous) that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

It is listed by the State of California as Endangered and by the Federal Government as 'Endangered '.

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Lupinus tidestromii
© 2001 Doreen L. Smith
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Lupinus
Communities: Coastal Strand

Toxicity: MAJOR

Habitat: dunes, coastal

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
CNPS: Lupinus tidestromii var. layneae
More information about  Lupinus tidestromii
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 (LUTI)

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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