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Lupinus  saxosus Howell  trib. Genisteae 
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FamilyFABACEAE
Genus species var.Lupinus  saxosus Howell  trib. Genisteae
SynonymsLupinus polyphyllus var. saxosus (Howell) Barneby
Territory Northwestern U.S.A.Southwestern U.S.A.CaliforniaIdahoNevadaOregonWashington
dry rocks and scree
Altitudemontane
Description leaves mostly basal, leaflets 7-12, broadly oblanceolate, 15-30mm, adaxially glabrous, abaxially rusty villose, raceme compact, above leaves, flowers 10-14mm long
Size15-25cm
Colordark violet
Bloomspring
Ca
Typetuft
Cultivationsunny, dry, rock crevices, protection against winter wet
alpine house, poor, drained soil, sun
Propagationscarified seed in spring, germ. 1-3 months, 13-18°C
basal cuttings in late spring and late summer
BibliographyHitchcock, C.L.: Vascular Plants of the Pacific Northwest
Legume Web www.ildis.org
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