Mono Lake Lupine
(Lupinus duranii )
Photo Copyright James L. Reveal, Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution
Distribution: Mono County, CA
Habitat: Large, open pumice flats in loose sandy or gravelly soil at elevations of 6500-7500 feet (2000-2600 m).
Flowering Period: June-July
Similar Plants: Lupinus duranii is a very compact, low growing lupine. The inflorescence has many crowded whorls and the petals are violet with smooth banners and keels that are slightly hairy at the margins.
Status: BLM Sensitive, California Native Plant Society List 1B