Taxon  Report   5186 
Lupinus microcarpus  Sims  var. microcarpus 
Chick lupine,  Valley lupine
Lupinus microcarpus var. microcarpus
© 2011 Jorg & Mimi Fleige
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Lupinus microcarpus var. microcarpus
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Lupinus microcarpus var. microcarpus
© 2006 Steve Matson
Lupinus microcarpus var. microcarpus, 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 microcarpus var. microcarpus
© 2003 George W. Hartwell
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Lupinus
Parent Record Lupinus microcarpus
Sagebrush Scrub, Creosote Bush Scrub, Foothill Woodland, Valley Grassland
Habitat: slopes
Toxicity: MAJOR   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + JM93
PLANTS accepted name: Lupinus subvexus var. subvexus
Alternate Names:
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ICPN: Lupinus densiflorus var. austrocollium
ICPN: Lupinus subvexus var. transmontanus
ICPN: Lupinus subvexus var. subvexus
ICPN: Lupinus subvexus var. phoeniceus
ICPN: Lupinus subvexus var. albilanatus
ICPN: Lupinus ruber
ICPN: Lupinus densiflorus var. persecundus
ICPN: Lupinus densiflorus var. palustris
ICPN: Lupinus densiflorus var. crinitus
ICPN: Lupinus subvexus
More information about  Lupinus microcarpus var. microcarpus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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: Feb 19, 2018).

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