Lupinus concinnus, Bajada Lupine
Scientific Name: Lupinus concinnus
Common Name: Bajada Lupine
Also Called: Annual Lupine, Elegant Lupine, Nipomo Mesa Annual Lupine and Scarlet Lupine; (Spanish: Trèbola, Lupino)
Family: Fabaceae or Leguminosae Family
Size: Up to 8 inches more or less.
Growth Form: Forb/herb; heavy pubescence, stems erect or decumbent, often low-growing.
Leaves: Green, light green or silvery-green; hairy, palmately compound, leaflets 3 to 9 up to an inche long, narrow and linear shape.
Flower Color: Purple and white, inflorescence a dense spiral of flowers, petals pale purple, the keel tip darker purple; fruit a hairy legume.
Flowering Season: March to May.
Elevation: Usually lower than 5,000 feet.
Habitat Preferences: Various habiat types; common in sandy desert areas, open or disturbed areas.
Recorded Range: AZ, CA, NM, NV, TX and UT. In Arizona Bajada Lupine is found throughout most of the states below 5,000. Bajada Lupine is found throughout Arizona with few records in the southwest part of the state.
U.S. Weed Information: No information available.
Invasive/Noxious Weed Information: No information available.
Wetland Indicator: No information available.
Threatened/Endangered Information: No information available.
Genus Information: More than 150 species in Lupinus in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Approximately 25 species in Arizona.
3 sub-species in Lupinus concinnus as follows:
Lupinus concinnus subsp. concinnus, Bajada Lupine (CA only);
Lupinus concinnus subsp. optatus, Bajada Lupine (CA only)
Lupinus concinnus subsp. orcuttii, Orcutt's Lupine (Recorded Range above.)
The Plant List includes 1,229 scientific plant names of species rank for the genus Lupinus. Of these 626 are accepted species names.