Taxon  Report   8992 
Thermopsis californica  Wats.  var. argentata  (Greene) Chen and Turner
Silvery false lupine
Thermopsis californica var. argentata
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Thermopsis californica var. argentata
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Thermopsis californica var. argentata
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Thermopsis californica var. argentata, 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 4.3 (limited distribution).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

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Thermopsis californica var. argentata
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Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Thermopsis
Parent Record Thermopsis californica
Yellow Pine Forest, Northern Juniper Woodland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
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PLANTS: Thermopsis argentata
PLANTS: Thermopsis gracilis var. argentata
TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS: Thermopsis macrophylla var. argentata
More information about  Thermopsis californica var. argentata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
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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]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Nov 18, 2017).

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