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Mariposa Lupine
(Lupinus citrinus var. deflexus )
Fabaceae

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Description: Annual herb 12-16 inches (3-4cm) high. Leaves contain 6-9 oblanceolate leaflets, 5/8 - 1 3/8 inches (15-35mm) long, and 1/8 - 3/8 inches (3-10mm) wide. Inflorescence are racemes, 4 - 6 inches (10-15cm) long. Flowers have white or pink petals, a 2-lipped calyx, and a banner that may be translucent yellow when dry. Fruit are pods, 3/8 - 3/4 inches (1-2cm) long, 1/8 - 3/16 inches (3-5mm) wide, with 3-8 seeds, 1/8 inch (2mm) long.

Distribution:

Habitat: Granitic soils. Elevation 1280 - 1952 feet.

Flowering Period: Blooms April - May.

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Status: California State Threatened, California Native Plant Society List 1B

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Field Office: Hollister

 
Last updated: 08-05-2010