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Satin Lupine (Lupinus obtusilobus)

LUOB flowers/Brian HaggertyLupinus obtusilobus is in the pea family (Fabaceae). This perennial herbaceous species grows between 15 and 30 centimeters in height.  The palmate leaves are silvery in color with silky hairs. Leaves have 6 to 7 leaflets that can be up to 5 centimeters long. The small flowers are clustered in whorls and are blue to lilac with a yellow patch. The fruit is a silky legume pod with mottled brown seeds inside.

The CPP four letter code for this species is LUOB.

This species is currently being monitored at Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Download the USA-NPN datasheet for Lupinus obtusilobus here.

Download the CPP species profile for Lupinus obtusilobus here.


For additional information about this species, visit these pages:

 Lupinus obtusilobus on the USA-NPN website

 Lupinus obtusilobus on Calflora

Lupinus obtusilobus on USDA PLANTS


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