Taxon: Lupinus polyphyllus Lindl.

Genus: Lupinus
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
  Subfamily: Faboideae
      Tribe: Genisteae
Nomen number: 22855
Place of publication: Bot. Reg 13: t. 1096. 1827
Name Verified on: 03-Apr-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 19-Apr-2000
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 64 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Eur Gard F; Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Gene sources: ornamental features (fide Dict Gard)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Kingsbury)
  • Weed: (fide Invasive Pl Spec)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado, - Idaho, - Montana, - Oregon, - Washington, - Wyoming
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - California, - Nevada, - Utah
    • Subarctic America: United States - Alaska
    • Western Canada: Canada - Alberta, - British Columbia

  • Naturalized:

  • Europe

    • : Canada; Europe
  • Northern America

    • : Canada; Europe

  • Cultivated:

  • Europe

    • : Canada; Europe
  • Northern America

    • : Canada; Europe


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  • Aniszewski, T. et al. 2001. Seed number, seed size and seed diversity in Washington lupin (Lupinus polyphyllus Lindl.) Ann. Bot. (Oxford) 87:77-82.
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  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
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  • Kingsbury, J. M. Poisonous plants of the United States and Canada. 1964 (Kingsbury)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
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  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea. 1964-1980 (F Eur)
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. 1986- (Eur Gard F)
  • Weber, E. Invasive plant species of the world: a reference guide to environmental weeds. 2003 (Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Welsh, S. L. et al. A Utah flora. Great Basin Naturalist Mem. 9. 1987 (F Utah)

Check other web resources for Lupinus polyphyllus Lindl. :


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image