Lupinus albifrons
Lupinus albifrons, silver bush lupine
Lupinus albifrons Lupinus albifrons
Common Name Silver Lupine, Silver Bush Lupine,
Latin Name Lupinus albifrons
Family Fabaceae
Sunset zones / USDA zones   / 9-10 
Type / Form Shrub / Medium
Native Habitat Mountains and woodlands between 0 to 6,500 feet in California and Oregon
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water Once per month
Exposure Full sun
Height X Width 5 feet X 5 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Green, evergreen
Flowers Light blue to purple flowers in summer
Bark / Roots  
Maintenance Low
Propagation Seed
Pests and diseases Caterpillars
Landscape uses Erosion control, container, rock garden low maintenance, foliage accent, parkways, cut flowers
Garden Suitability Mountain, Thornless, Butterfly
Nature Value Larval host of endangered mission blue butterfly, attracts bees and birds
Native American Uses None
Links  
    Images and data http://bss.sfsu.edu/holzman/courses/Spring%2005%20projects/silver_bush_lupine.htm
    Images and data http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lupinus_albifrons
    Images and data http://www.anniesannuals.com/plants/plant_display.asp?prodid=636
    Images and data http://www.coestatepark.com/lupinus_albifrons.htm
    Images and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=5097
    Images and data http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=lual4
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/54186/
    Data http://www.crescentbloom.com/plants/Specimen/LU/Lupinus%20albifrons.htm
    Distribution http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=LUAL4
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.laspilitas.com/plants/404.htm
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.cnplx.info/nplx/species?taxon=Lupinus+albifrons
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