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Nevada Lupine (Lupinus nevadensis)

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Lupinus Nevadensis, or more commonly know as Nevada Lupine, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) with white-gray foliage and blue flowers of the genus Lupinus. It has a slow growth rate and a height of 1.2 feet at maturity. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. It's active growth period is spring, blooms during mid spring, is intolerant of shade and is routinely available commercially. Lupinus Nevadensis or Nevada Lupine's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of California, Nevada and Oregon.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Lupinus
  • Family: Fabaceae
  • Order: Fabales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N)
  • Active Growth Period: Spring
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: Slow
  • Allelopath: No
  • Bloat: None
  • C:N Ratio: Low
  • Coppice Potential: No
  • Fall Conspicuous: No
  • Fire Resistance: No
  • Flower Color: Blue
  • Flower Conspicuous: Yes
  • Foliage Color: White-Gray
  • Foliage Porosity Summer: Porous
  • Foliage Porosity Winter: Porous
  • Foliage Texture: Medium
  • Fruit/Seed Color: Black
  • Fruit/Seed Conspicuous: No
  • Growth Form: Single Crown
  • Growth Rate: Slow
  • Height Mature (feet): 1.2
  • Leaf Retention: No
  • Lifespan: Moderate
  • Low Growing Grass: No
  • Nitrogen Fixation: Medium
  • Resprout Ability: No
  • Shape and Orientation: Erect
  • Toxicity: Slight
  • Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils: Yes
  • Adapted to Fine Textured Soils: No
  • Adapted to Medium Textured Soils: Yes
  • Anaerobic Tolerance: None
  • CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
  • Cold Stratification Required: No
  • Drought Tolerance: High
  • Fertility Requirement: Low
  • Fire Tolerance: Medium
  • Frost Free Days Minimum: 120
  • Hedge Tolerance: None
  • Moisture Use: Medium
  • pH (Minimum): 6.4
  • pH (Maximum): 8
  • Precipitation (Minimum): 10
  • Precipitation (Maximum): 18
  • Root Depth Minimum (inches): 10
  • Salinity Tolerance: Low
  • Shade Tolerance: Intolerant
  • Temperature Minimum (°F): -23
  • Bloom Period: Mid Spring
  • Commercial Availability: No Known Source
  • Fruit/Seed Abundance: Medium
  • Fruit/Seed Period Begin: Spring
  • Fruit/Seed Period End: Spring
  • Fruit/Seed Persistence: No
  • Propagated by Bare Root: No
  • Propagated by Bulbs: No
  • Propagated by Container: No
  • Propagated by Corms: No
  • Propagated by Cuttings: No
  • Propagated by Seed: Yes
  • Propagated by Sod: No
  • Propagated by Sprigs: No
  • Propagated by Tubers: No
  • Seed per Pound: 10000
  • Seed Spread Rate: Slow
  • Seedling Vigor: Low
  • Small Grain: No
  • Vegetative Spread Rate: None


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