Calflora
Taxon  Report   5096    
Lupinus albicaulis  Douglas
Sickle keeled lupine,  Sicklekeel lupine, White stemmed lupine
Lupinus albicaulis
© 2016 John Doyen
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Lupinus albicaulis
© 2006 Steve Matson
Lupinus albicaulis
© 2015 John Doyen
Lupinus albicaulis, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Lupinus albicaulis
© 2007 Jerry Murray
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Lupinus
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest

Toxicity: MAJOR

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Lupinus purpurascens
ICPN: Lupinus sylvestris
More information about  Lupinus albicaulis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (LUAL3)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 16, 2018).