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Manycolored Lupine
Lupinus variicolor
About Manycolored Lupine (Lupinus variicolor) 4 Nurseries Carry This Plant Lupinus variicolor, varied lupine, manycolored lupine, Lindley's varied lupine or varicolored lupine is a shrub in the lupine (lupin) genus Lupinus. Its range is restricted to the northern coastal scrub and coastal prairie in the U.S. state of California. It thrives in elevations between 0 and 1,640 feet L. variicolor is endemic to the U.S. state of California where it occurs mostly along the northern coast, though it has also been reported in Sutter County, California. It is one of the foodplants of the endangered mission blue butterfly.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type

0.7 - 1.6 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Lavender, White

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 43 likely * ) SHOW ALL

Landscaping Information

Ease of Care
Ease of Care
Moderately Easy

Common uses
Common uses
Bird Gardens, Bee Gardens

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
4, 5*, 15, 16, 17, 24

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 13.6" - 53.3", Summer Precipitation: 0.19" - 1.47", Coldest Month: 45.6" - 53.5", Hottest Month: 56.5" - 72.3", Humidity: 0.08" - 17.01", Elevation: -7" - 2094"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Lindley's Varied Lupine

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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