Panamint Mountains Lupine
(Lupinus magnificus ssp. magnificus )
Photo Copyright Mrs. W.D. Bransford
Description: Perennial herb covered with white, woolly hairs, 2-4 feet ( 6-12dm) tall. Leaves generally originating from the base, with the leaf stem 2 3/8 - 12 1/4 inches (6-30cm) long. Leaves contain 5-9 leaflets 3/4 - 2 1/8 inch (2-5.5cm) long, 1/4 - 5/8 inch (6-15mm) wide. Inflorescence is an 8-20 inch (2-5dm) long raceme. Flowers are fragrant, with lavender to rose petals, 3/8 - 3/4 inch (10-18mm) long. Fruit is very hairy, 1 1/8 - 2 3/4 inches (3-7cm) long, with 5-8 tan seeds, 1/8 inch (3-4mm) long.
Habitat: Desert slopes and washes. Elevation 3200-7312 feet.
Flowering Period: Blooms April - June.
Status: BLM Sensitive, California Native Plant Society List 1B