Taxon  Report   5186    
Lupinus microcarpus  Sims  var. microcarpus 
Chick lupine,  Valley lupine
Lupinus microcarpus var. microcarpus, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

Bloom Period
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Lupinus
Parent: Lupinus microcarpus
Toxicity: MAJOR

Habitat: slopes

Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, Creosote Bush Scrub, Foothill Woodland, Valley Grassland

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS other name:
Lupinus subvexus var. subvexus

Alternate Names:
JEF: Lupinus densiflorus var. austrocollium
JEF: Lupinus subvexus var. transmontanus
JEF: Lupinus subvexus var. subvexus
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More information about  Lupinus microcarpus var. microcarpus
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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Consortium of California Herbaria

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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jun 03, 2020).