Calflora
Taxon  Report   5111    
Lupinus argenteus  Pursh  var. heteranthus  (S. Watson) Barneby
Silvery lupine
Lupinus argenteus var. heteranthus
© 1982 Gary A. Monroe
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Lupinus argenteus var. heteranthus
© 2012 Gary A. Monroe
Lupinus argenteus var. heteranthus
© 2008 Steve Matson
Lupinus argenteus var. heteranthus, 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 argenteus var. heteranthus
© 2017 Adam Chasey
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Lupinus
Parent: Lupinus argenteus
Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest, Northern Juniper Woodland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland

Toxicity: MAJOR

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS accepted name:
Lupinus caudatus ssp. caudatus

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Lupinus ×inyoensis
ICPN: Lupinus caudatus
ICPN: Lupinus caudatus ssp. caudatus
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More information about  Lupinus argenteus var. heteranthus
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

USDA PLANTS Profile (LUCAC3)

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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).