Taxon  Report   5137    
Lupinus elatus  I. M. Johnst.
Tall silky lupine
Lupinus elatus
© 2003 Christopher L. Christie
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Lupinus elatus, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Lupinus elatus
© 2003 Michael Charters
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Lupinus
Communities: Red Fir Forest, Yellow Pine Forest

Toxicity: MAJOR

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Lupinus albicaulis var. elatus
PLANTS: Lupinus formosus var. elatus
More information about  Lupinus elatus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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 17, 2019).