Calflora
Taxon  Report   5147    
Lupinus formosus  Greene
Lupine,  Summer lupine, Western lupine
Lupinus formosus
© 2006 Doreen L. Smith
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Lupinus formosus
© 2011 Zoya Akulova
Lupinus formosus
© 2008 Lynn Watson
Lupinus formosus, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is found only slightly beyond California borders.

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Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Lupinus formosus
© 2011 Aaron Arthur
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities)

Toxicity: MAJOR

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Lupinus proximus
More information about  Lupinus formosus
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

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (LUFO2)

Search the International Plants Names Index

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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 19, 2018).

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