Taxon  Report   5184    
Lupinus microcarpus  Sims  var. densiflorus  (Benth.) Jeps.
Chick lupine,  Dense flowered platycarpos, Whitewhorl lupine
Lupinus microcarpus var. densiflorus
© 2007 Neal Kramer
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Lupinus microcarpus var. densiflorus
© 2006 Steven Thorsted
Lupinus microcarpus var. densiflorus
© 2008 Keir Morse
Lupinus microcarpus var. densiflorus, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Lupinus microcarpus var. densiflorus
© 2018 Eliezer Margolis
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Lupinus
Parent: Lupinus microcarpus
Communities: Mixed Evergreen Forest, Foothill Woodland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Sagebrush Scrub, Valley Grassland, Yellow Pine Forest, Southern Oak Woodland, Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub

Toxicity: MAJOR

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS accepted name:
Lupinus densiflorus var. densiflorus

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Lupinus densiflorus
ICPN: Lupinus densiflorus var. altus
ICPN: Lupinus densiflorus var. aureus
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More information about  Lupinus microcarpus var. densiflorus
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 23, 2019).