Taxon  Report   5208    
Lupinus rivularis  Douglas ex Lindl.
Riverbank lupine
Lupinus rivularis
© 2005 John Pelafigue
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Lupinus rivularis
© 2015 Aaron Arthur
Lupinus rivularis
© 1995 Saint Mary's College of California
Lupinus rivularis, 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 rivularis
© 2015 Susan McDougall
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Lupinus
Communities: Coastal Strand, Northern Coastal Scrub, wetland-riparian

Toxicity: MAJOR

Arid West: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Habitat: coastal

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Lupinus lignipes
More information about  Lupinus rivularis
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

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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 19, 2019).