Taxon  Report   5212    
Lupinus sparsiflorus  Benth.
Coulter's lupine,  Mohave lupine, Mojave lupine
Lupinus sparsiflorus
© 2010 Neal Kramer
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Lupinus sparsiflorus
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Lupinus sparsiflorus
© 2010 James M. Andre
Lupinus sparsiflorus, 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 sparsiflorus
© 2009 Christopher L. Christie
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Lupinus
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Coastal Sage Scrub, Chaparral, Creosote Bush Scrub

Toxicity: MAJOR

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Lupinus sparsiflorus
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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Dec 14, 2018).

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