Taxon  Report   5189    
Lupinus nanus  Benth.
Sky lupine
Lupinus nanus
© 2004 George W. Hartwell
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Lupinus nanus
© 2009 John W. Wall
Lupinus nanus
© 2012 Steven Perry
Lupinus nanus, 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 nanus
© 2018 Isaac Kreger
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Lupinus
Communities: Northern Coastal Scrub, Coastal Sage Scrub, Foothill Woodland, Coastal Prairie, Valley Grassland

Toxicity: MAJOR

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Lupinus nanus ssp. latifolius
ICPN: Lupinus nanus ssp. menkerae
ICPN: Lupinus nanus ssp. nanus
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More information about  Lupinus nanus
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 22, 2019).