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Grapevine Canyon - Sue Smith

Yavapai County Native & Naturalized Plants

Lupinus concinnus - bajada lupine

Other Common Names: elegant lupine
Plant Form: Forb

Family: Fabaceae

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Forb Plant Description

Origin: Native   Life Cycle: Annual
General Desc: A many-branched plant, both at the base and higher on the stems; stems and leaves are densely hairy with spreading hairs; leaves palmate; flowers purple, pink or nearly white and pea-like.
Identification notes: Much branched, densely hairy. Leaves palmately compound; 5 to 9 oval leaflets. Seed leaves stemmed. Pea-like purple, pink, or nearly white flowers, keel without hairs; flower stalks less than 3 inches long. Small hairy pods with 3 to 5 seeds.
Height: 6 inches


Habitat Description: Dry sandy soils.
Plant Communities: Desert Scrub, Interior Chaparral, Semidesert Grasslands, Disturbed Areas
Elevation: Below 5000 feet

Flower Characteristics

Color: Purple, pink or white     Shape: Irregular in elongated clusters     Tubular: Y     Flowering Period: Mar - May
Description: Flowers are pale purple, pink or white, edged with a deeper purple; pea-like; upper petal (the banner) is rounded; keel is not hairy. Flower stems are clustered among the leaves.

Leaf and Stem Characteristics

Leaf Color: Grayish-green     Leaf Type: Compound     Leaf Shape: Palmate     Leaf Margin: Smooth     Leaf Attachment: Basal and alternate     Leaves Clasp: N
Hairs: Leaves and stems     Spines: N
Leaf Description: Leaves up to 1 inch wide, densely haired.

Fruit and Seed Characteristics

Fruit Color: Green turning to brown   
Fruit Type: Pod
Fruit Notes: The hairy pods split open explosively ejecting the seeds about 3 feet from the plant.
Seed Notes: There are 2 to 4 pea-like seeds to a pod.

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