Taxon  Report   5222 
Lupinus variicolor  Steud.
Manycolored lupine,  Varied lupine
Lupinus variicolor
© 2016 Jason Matthias Mills
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Lupinus variicolor
© 2005 George W. Hartwell
Lupinus variicolor
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Lupinus variicolor, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Lupinus variicolor
© 2006 Doreen L. Smith
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Lupinus
Coastal Strand, Northern Coastal Scrub, Coastal Prairie
Habitat: coastal
Toxicity: MAJOR   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
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Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + JM93
PLANTS accepted name: Lupinus versicolor
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ICPN: Lupinus littoralis var. variicolor
ICPN: Lupinus versicolor
More information about  Lupinus variicolor
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: Aug 19, 2018).

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