Taxon  Report   5097    
Lupinus albifrons  Benth. in Lindl.
Silver bush lupine,  Silver lupine
Lupinus albifrons
© 2008 Keir Morse
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Lupinus albifrons
© 2012 Gary A. Monroe
Lupinus albifrons
© 2015 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Lupinus albifrons, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Lupinus albifrons
© 2018 Bruce Homer-Smith
Communities: (many plant communities), Northern Coastal Scrub, Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland

Toxicity: MAJOR

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Lupinus fragrans
More information about  Lupinus albifrons
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


Search the International Plants Names Index

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website references from Google

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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 18, 2019).