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Summer Lupine
Lupinus formosus var. formosus
About Summer Lupine (Lupinus formosus var. formosus) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Summer Lupine (Lupinus formosus var. formosus) is a native perennial herb that grows in northern, southern and central California. It tends to grow in dry clay soils, at elevations from 0-9800 feet.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial Herb

0.7 - 2.6 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Blue, Lavender, Purple

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 55 likely * ) SHOW ALL

Landscaping Information
Full Sun

Ease of Care
Ease of Care
Moderately Easy

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage

Common uses
Common uses
Bee Gardens

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
5, 6, 7*, 8, 9, 14*, 15*, 16*, 17, 18*, 19*, 20*, 21*, 22*, 23*, 24*

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Dry clay soils, grassy places, open places, valleys

Annual Precipitation: 3.5" - 54.6", Summer Precipitation: 0.16" - 2.15", Coldest Month: 25.6" - 59.4", Hottest Month: 52.2" - 88.1", Humidity: 0.46" - 39.82", Elevation: 10" - 9019"

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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