Taxon  Report   5218 
Lupinus tidestromii  E. Greene
Tidestrom's lupine
Lupinus tidestromii
© 2001 Doreen L. Smith
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Lupinus tidestromii, a dicot, is a perennial herb (rhizomatous) that is native to California and is endemic (limited) to California.
It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 1B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

It is listed by the State of California as Endangered and by the Federal Government as 'Endangered '.

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Lupinus tidestromii
© 2013 Vernon Smith
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Lupinus
Coastal Strand
Habitat: dunes, coastal [CNPS Inventory]
Wetlands:Occurs in wetlands in another region, but occurs almost always under natural conditions in non wetlands in California [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Toxicity: MAJOR   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
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Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
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CNPS: Lupinus tidestromii var. layneae
More information about  Lupinus tidestromii
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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 27, 2016).

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