Taxon  Report   8993 
Thermopsis californica  Wats.  var. semota  (Jeps.) Chen and Turner
Velvety false lupine
Thermopsis californica var. semota
© 2005 Christopher L. Christie
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Thermopsis californica var. semota, 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.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

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Thermopsis californica var. semota
© 2007 Joel Grogan
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Thermopsis
Parent Record Thermopsis californica
Valley Grassland, Foothill Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest
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PLANTS: Thermopsis macrophylla ssp. semota
TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS: Thermopsis macrophylla var. semota
More information about  Thermopsis californica var. semota
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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 21, 2017).

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