Lupinus chamissonis

Wildflowers Wildflowers Dicots Eudicots Fabales Fabaceae Lupinus

Dune lupine.

This is a woody shrub of a lupine. I’ve seen it around the UCSB lagoon, and on the Ellwood bluffs. It is said to intergrade with Silver Lupine (L. albifrons) from which I cannot distinguish it. (I pretend to do so based on its location: Down by the coast it’s a Dune Lupine, up in the hills it’s Silver).

I’ve seen dune lupine blooming between February and October. My guess is that it could bloom year round if the weather cooperatated.

Lupinus chamissonis plant

Lupinus chamissonis flower

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