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Lupinus bicolor ssp. bicolor

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Species Name: Lupinus bicolor ssp. bicolor
Common Name: Annual Lupine, Bicolored lupine, miniature lupine

Beautiful two-toned small lupine. Caution: seeds, leaves and stems are mildly toxic.

Plant Family: Fabaceae
Plant Type: Annual
Height by Width: 1' H
Growth Habit: Shrub
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Coast: full sun; Inland: part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 20 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Purple and white
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Throughout the California Floristic Province.
Natural Habitat: Found in open and disturbed areas. Elevation: 0' to 8,500'


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