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Mono Lake Lupine
(Lupinus duranii )
Fabaceae

Mono Lake Lupine
Photo Copyright James L. Reveal, Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution

Description:

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

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Last updated: 08-05-2010