Taxon  Report   5172    
Lupinus leucophyllus  Douglas ex Lindl.
Velvet lupine
Lupinus leucophyllus
© 2005 Christopher L. Christie
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Lupinus leucophyllus
© 2012 Aaron Arthur
Lupinus leucophyllus
© 2015 Steve Matson
Lupinus leucophyllus, 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 leucophyllus
© 2005 Christopher L. Christie
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Lupinus
Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest

Toxicity: MAJOR

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Lupinus leucophyllus ssp. leucophyllus
ICPN: Lupinus leucophyllus var. canescens
More information about  Lupinus leucophyllus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
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 23, 2019).