Taxon  Report   5186    
Lupinus microcarpus  Sims  var. microcarpus 
Chick lupine,  Valley lupine
Lupinus microcarpus var. microcarpus
© 2003 George W. Hartwell
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Lupinus microcarpus var. microcarpus
© 2006 Steve Matson
Lupinus microcarpus var. microcarpus
© 2011 Jorg & Mimi Fleige
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.

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Lupinus microcarpus var. microcarpus
© 2015 Zoya Akulova
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Lupinus
Parent: Lupinus microcarpus
Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, Creosote Bush Scrub, Foothill Woodland, Valley Grassland

Toxicity: MAJOR

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS accepted name:
Lupinus subvexus var. subvexus

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Lupinus densiflorus var. austrocollium
ICPN: Lupinus subvexus var. subvexus
ICPN: Lupinus subvexus var. phoeniceus
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More information about  Lupinus microcarpus var. microcarpus
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).