Page author: David Giblin
Lupinus lepidus
prairie lupine
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: Widely distributed throughout Washington; Alaska south to California, east to the Rocky Mountains.

Habitat: Open areas from low elevations to the alpine.

Flowers: June-August

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Lupinus lepidus Douglas ex Lindl.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
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var. aridus – prairie lupine
var. cusickii – prairie lupine
var. lepidus – prairie lupine    Widely distributed on both sides of the Cascades in Washington; Alaska south to Oregon.
var. lobbii – prairie lupine    Chiefly in the Olympic and Cascade mountains in Washington; British Columbia south to California and Nevada.
var. utahensis – prairie lupine
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Lupinus lepidus in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Lupinus lepidus checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Lupinus lepidus atlas page.

CalPhotos: Lupinus lepidus photos.

USDA Plants: Lupinus lepidus information.

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