Taxon  Report   5176    
Lupinus luteolus  Kellogg
Butter lupine,  Pale yellow lupine
Lupinus luteolus
© Jo-Ann Ordano 2000 California Academy of Sciences
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Lupinus luteolus, 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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Plant Characteristics
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Lupinus luteolus
© 2013 Debra L. Cook
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Lupinus
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Northern Oak Woodland, Foothill Woodland, Valley Grassland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland

Toxicity: MAJOR

Habitat: disturbed, slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Lupinus luteolus
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


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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 19, 2019).