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Lupinus chamissonis

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Species Name: Lupinus chamissonis
Common Name: Dune lupine

Lovely, delicate lupine becoming rare because of coastal development. Give excellent drainage--sandy soil best. Protect from scorching sun. Caution: seeds, leaves and stems are mildly toxic.

Plant Family: Fabaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 4' H x 5' W
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: Lavender
Endangered?:
Distribution: Coastal California
Natural Habitat: Coastal strand and sand dunes

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