Calflora
Taxon  Report   7971    
Thermopsis macrophylla  Hook. & Arn.
California falselupine,  Common false lupine, Santa inez goldenbanner, Santa ynez false lupine
Thermopsis macrophylla
© 2007 Lynn Watson
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Thermopsis macrophylla
© 2003 Christopher L. Christie
Thermopsis macrophylla
© 2003 Christopher L. Christie
Thermopsis macrophylla, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

It is listed by the State of California as Rare .

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point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
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Plant Characteristics
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Thermopsis macrophylla
© 2002 Brad Kelley
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Thermopsis
Communities: Mixed Evergreen Forest, Foothill Woodland

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Thermopsis macrophylla var. macrophylla
ICPN + CNPS + PLANTS: Thermopsis macrophylla var. agnina
More information about  Thermopsis macrophylla
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

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (THMA2)

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 20, 2018).

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