Taxon  Report   5118 
Lupinus bicolor  Lindl.
Annual lupine,  Bicolored lupine, Miniature lupine
Lupinus bicolor
© 2018 Karen Fraser
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Lupinus bicolor
© 2012 Gary A. Monroe
Lupinus bicolor
© 2004 Carol W. Witham
Lupinus bicolor, a dicot, is an annual or 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 bicolor
© 2014 Neal Kramer
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Lupinus
Coastal Strand, Northern Coastal Scrub, Closed-cone Pine Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Foothill Woodland, Valley Grassland, Joshua Tree Woodland
Habitat: coastal
Toxicity: MAJOR   [California Poison Control System]    
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
(according to)

ICPN: Lupinus bicolor ssp. bicolor
ICPN: Lupinus sabulosus
ICPN: Lupinus rostratus
ICPN: Lupinus polycarpus
ICPN: Lupinus congdonii
ICPN: Lupinus bicolor var. umbellatus
ICPN: Lupinus bicolor var. trifidus
ICPN: Lupinus bicolor var. tridentatus
ICPN: Lupinus bicolor var. tetraspermus
ICPN: Lupinus bicolor var. rostratus
ICPN: Lupinus bicolor ssp. umbellatus
ICPN: Lupinus bicolor ssp. tridentatus
ICPN: Lupinus bicolor ssp. pipersmithii
ICPN: Lupinus bicolor ssp. microphyllus
ICPN: Lupinus bicolor ssp. marginatus
More information about  Lupinus bicolor
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: Sep 24, 2018).

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