Taxon  Report   5119    
Lupinus brevicaulis  S. Watson
Sand lupine,  Short stemmed blue lupine, Shortstem lupine
Lupinus brevicaulis
© 2006 James M. Andre
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Lupinus brevicaulis
© 1990 Gary A. Monroe
Lupinus brevicaulis
© 2009 Gary A. Monroe
Lupinus brevicaulis, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Lupinus brevicaulis
© 2010 Steve Matson
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Lupinus
Communities: Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Coastal Sage Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland

Toxicity: MAJOR

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Lupinus dispersus
PLANTS: Lupinus scaposus
More information about  Lupinus brevicaulis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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 16, 2019).