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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Lupinus albifrons Benth. ex Lindl.
Silver lupine, White-leaf bush lupine, Evergreen lupine
USDA Symbol: lual4
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
White-leaf bush lupine is a fragrant, 3-5 ft. perennial with silky-silver, palmate foliage covering its shrub-like form. Three inch spikes of blue to magenta, pea-like flowers adorn the blooming plant.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink , Blue
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun
CA , OR Native Distribution:
N. & c. CA Coast Ranges & Sierras Native Habitat:
A variety of sandy to rocky places below 5000 ft. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Description: Well-drained soils.
PropagationDescription: Best method of propagation is by seed. Plant immediately or stratify.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Stored seed must be stratified.
Commercially Avail: yes
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
- Santa Barbara, CANative Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
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Record Modified: 2009-02-21
Research By: TWC Staff