Calflora
Taxon  Report   8992    
Thermopsis californica  S. Watson  var. argentata  (Greene) C. J. Chen & B. L. Turner
Silvery false lupine
Thermopsis californica var. argentata, a dicot, is a perennial herb (rhizomatous) that is native to California and and is endemic (limited) to California.
California Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 (limited distribution).   CNDDB
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(141 records)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Thermopsis
Parent: Thermopsis californica

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Northern Juniper Woodland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF + PLANTS: Thermopsis argentata
JEF + CNPS + PLANTS: Thermopsis macrophylla var. argentata
PLANTS: Thermopsis gracilis var. argentata
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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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Sep 29, 2020).