Taxon  Report   5117    
Lupinus benthamii  A. Heller
Bentham lupine,  Spider lupine
Lupinus benthamii
© 2015 John Doyen
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Lupinus benthamii
© 2015 Debra L. Cook
Lupinus benthamii
© 2002 Christopher L. Christie
Lupinus benthamii, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Lupinus benthamii
© 2015 John Doyen
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Lupinus
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Valley Grassland, Foothill Woodland

Toxicity: MAJOR

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Lupinus benthamii var. benthamii
ICPN: Lupinus benthamii var. opimus
More information about  Lupinus benthamii
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2019).