Lupinus lepidus var. ashlandensis

Ashland Lupine

Clumps of silver-edged leaves, sturdy upright to spreading flower stalks. Plant covered with dense woolly hairs except on flowers. Leaves ascending, divided palmately, 5–7 leaflets, each about 3/4 in. long. Flower stalks bear large dense spike 1 1/2–3 in. long of numerous purple flowers with reddish banner and white keel. Grows in granitic soil above 6500 ft. Endemic on Mount Ashland in Siskiyou Mountains.

  • Rarity: Endemic
  • Flowering Time: Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 3--5 inches
  • Habitat: Alpine, Subalpine
  • Found In: Siskiyous
  • Native: Yes