Taxon  Report   8992 
Thermopsis californica  S. Watson  var. argentata  (Greene) C. J. Chen & B. L. Turner
Silvery false lupine
Thermopsis californica var. argentata
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Thermopsis californica var. argentata
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Thermopsis californica var. argentata
© 2013 Anuja Parikh and Nathan Gale
Thermopsis californica var. argentata, a dicot, is a perennial herb (rhizomatous) that is native to California and is endemic (limited) to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 (limited distribution).   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
ICPN + 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
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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: Jun 18, 2018).

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