Taxon  Report   5222    
Lupinus variicolor  Steud.
Manycolored lupine,  Varied lupine
Lupinus variicolor
© 2006 Doreen L. Smith
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Lupinus variicolor
© 2016 Jason Matthias Mills
Lupinus variicolor
© 2005 George W. Hartwell
Lupinus variicolor, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Lupinus variicolor
© 2015 James Gonsman
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Lupinus
Communities: Coastal Strand, Northern Coastal Scrub, Coastal Prairie

Toxicity: MAJOR

Habitat: coastal

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS accepted name:
Lupinus versicolor

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Lupinus littoralis var. variicolor
ICPN: Lupinus versicolor
More information about  Lupinus variicolor
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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).