Taxon  Report   5184 
Lupinus microcarpus  Sims  var. densiflorus  (Benth.) Jepson
Chick lupine,  Dense flowered platycarpos, Whitewhorl lupine
Lupinus microcarpus var. densiflorus
© 2007 Ron Wolf
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Lupinus microcarpus var. densiflorus
© 2006 Steven Thorsted
Lupinus microcarpus var. densiflorus
© 2008 Keir Morse
Lupinus microcarpus var. densiflorus, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is endemic (limited) to California.

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Lupinus microcarpus var. densiflorus
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Lupinus
Parent Record Lupinus microcarpus
Mixed Evergreen Forest, Foothill Woodland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Sagebrush Scrub, Valley Grassland, Yellow Pine Forest, Southern Oak Woodland, Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub
Toxicity: MAJOR   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + JM93
PLANTS accepted name: Lupinus densiflorus var. densiflorus
Alternate Names:
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ICPN: Lupinus densiflorus var. altus
ICPN: Lupinus densiflorus var. aureus
ICPN: Lupinus densiflorus var. densiflorus
ICPN: Lupinus densiflorus var. latidens
ICPN: Lupinus densiflorus var. latilabris
ICPN: Lupinus densiflorus
More information about  Lupinus microcarpus var. densiflorus
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


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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: Mar 21, 2018).

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