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Lilliput Lupine
(Lupinus uncialis )
Fabaceae

Inchhigh Lupine; Photo Copyright 2001 John Game
Photo Copyright 2001 John Game

Description: Annual, stemless, tufted herb, 5/8 - 3/4 inches (1.5-2cm) tall, with long and soft hairs. Leaves contain about 5 spatulate-shaped leaflets, 1/4 inch (.5cm) long. Petals are yellowish-white, 3/16 inch (4-5mm) long, with the two lowermost fused petals tipped with purple. Fruit is a pod, 1/4 inch (6mm) long.

Distribution: Great Basin in north & central NV, north into SE OR and SW ID.  Extends into the Modoc Plateau; only known from areas SW of Alturas.

Habitat: Dry slopes. Great Basin scrub, pinyon and juniper woodland/volcanic gravelly. Elevation 4160 - 4480 feet. 

Flowering Period: Blooms May - July.

Similar Plants: Great Basin in north & central NV, north into SE OR and SW ID.  Extends into the Modoc Plateau; only known from areas SW of Alturas.

Status: BLM Sensitive, California Native Plant Society List 2

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Field Office: Alturas

 
Last updated: 08-05-2010