I"ve been an amateur botanist since circa 1997 with a special interest in California native plants. A corollary passion of mine is birding and, like many fellow birders, I keep a Life List of all the bird species that I've observed in my lifetime. So I thought, why not also create a life list for plants I've seen in the field? In addition to California natives, I've also included a smaller list of plants that I've observed and photographed in their native habitats outside of the U.S.
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Lupinus bicolor (Miniature Lupine)
3/24/17 Dripping Springs Campground, Cleveland National Forest,
SW Riverside County, CA
3/14/19 Trail off Concordia Ranch Road, Lake Elsinore,
Riverside County, CA
LIFE LIST NOTES:
COMMON NAME: Miniature Lupine
SPECIES: Lupinus bicolor
FAMILY: Fabaceae (Pea Family)
LIFE LIST DATE: 3/24/17
LOCATION: Dripping Springs Campground, Cleveland National Forest, SW Riverside County, CA
Habit: Annual (may live 2 seasons in NCo), 1--4 dm, hairy.
Leaf: petiole 1--7 cm; leaflets 5--7, 10--40 mm, 1--5 mm wide, occasionally linear, adaxially generally +- glabrous.
Inflorescence: 1--8 cm, flowers in (0)5 whorls; peduncle 3--10 cm; pedicels 1--3.5 mm; bract 4--6 mm.
Flower: 4--10 mm; calyx upper lip 2--4 mm, deeply lobed, lower 4--6 mm; petals generally blue (light blue, pink, or white), banner spot white, in age magenta, keel +- white, generally pointed, upper margins generally ciliate near tip.