Taxon  Report   5195 
Lupinus onustus  S. Watson
Northern lupine,  Plumas lupine
Lupinus onustus
© 2008 Keir Morse
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Lupinus onustus
© 2008 Keir Morse
Lupinus onustus
© 2015 John Doyen
Lupinus onustus, a dicot, is a perennial 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 onustus
© 2007 Penn Martin II
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Lupinus
Yellow Pine Forest
Habitat: slopes
Toxicity: MAJOR   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   3.1 (strong indicator)   [Safford et al 2005]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Lupinus mucronulatus
PLANTS: Lupinus oreganus var. pusillulus
PLANTS: Lupinus pinetorum
PLANTS: Lupinus sulphureus ssp. delnortensis
PLANTS: Lupinus thompsonianus
PLANTS: Lupinus violaceus var. delnortensis
PLANTS: Lupinus violaceus var. shastensis
PLANTS: Lupinus violaceus
More information about  Lupinus onustus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

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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 22, 2018).

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