Taxon  Report   5176 
Lupinus luteolus  Kellogg
Butter lupine,  Pale yellow lupine
Lupinus luteolus
© 2013 Debra L. Cook
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Lupinus luteolus, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Lupinus luteolus
© Jo-Ann Ordano 2000 California Academy of Sciences
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Lupinus
Yellow Pine Forest, Northern Oak Woodland, Foothill Woodland, Valley Grassland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
Habitat: disturbed, slopes
Toxicity: MAJOR   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Lupinus milo-bakeri
More information about  Lupinus luteolus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation (ITIS)


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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]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Dec 17, 2017).

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