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Lupinus succulentus

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Lupinus succulentus

Species Name: Lupinus succulentus
Common Name: Arroyo lupine

Easy to grow; tolerates heavy soils and disturbed areas. Germinates easily in any season given sufficient irrigation. Competes with weeds and adds nitrogen to soil. Caution: seeds, leaves and stems are toxic.

Plant Family: Fabaceae
Plant Type: Annual
Height by Width: 2' H
Growth Habit: Upright
Deciduous/Evergreen:
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Purple
Endangered?:
Distribution: California Floristic Province
Natural Habitat: Open or disturbed areas below 2500'

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References
  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.
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