Taxon  Report   8992    
Thermopsis californica  S. Watson  var. argentata  (Greene) C. J. Chen & B. L. Turner
Silvery false lupine
Thermopsis californica var. argentata
© 2008 Sierra Pacific Industries
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Thermopsis californica var. argentata
© 2017 Liz Gaspar
Thermopsis californica var. argentata
© 2015 Sierra Pacific Industries
Thermopsis californica var. argentata, a dicot, is a perennial herb (rhizomatous) that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
California Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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one or more occurrences
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Thermopsis californica var. argentata
© 2017 Liz Gaspar
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:
PLANTS: Thermopsis argentata
PLANTS: Thermopsis gracilis var. argentata
ICPN + CNPS + PLANTS: Thermopsis macrophylla var. argentata
More information about  Thermopsis californica var. argentata
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


Search (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:   (Accessed: Jan 22, 2019).