Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department
of Natural Sciences
Lupinus brevicaulis S. Watson
Lupinus dispersus Heller
Lupinus brevicaulis is hairy annual recognized by absent or nearly absent
stems. The flowers are present as a subcapitate cluster rather than the elongate raceme present in L. concinnus. Lupinus brevicaulis is found in sandy canyon bottoms and occasionally on rocky hillsides at lower to middle elevations. The flowers
are purple marked with white. It blooms early in the spring. The ciliate leaflets are positioned perfectly to catch a water droplet at the center. The flowers of Lupinus brevicaulis form a subcapitate cluster, while those of Lupinus concinnus form an elongate raceme.
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Lupinus brevicaulis, photo Russ Kleinman & Karen Blisard, Burro Mtns., Wild Horse Canyon, May 16, 2007
Lupinus brevicaulis, growth habit, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., WD Ranch Road, April 16, 2010
Lupinus brevicaulis, inflorescence, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., WD Ranch Road, April 16, 2010
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