Lupinus sparsiflorus

Lupinus sparsiflorus

Desert lupine

Drought tolerant annual; occurs in areas of full sun and extreme heat. Violet colored blossoms cover the desert floor from January to May from low elevation sites to 4,500 ft. Found on mesas and foothills, or sandy washes.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 16 
in.
Life Form: 
Annual
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
Low
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
- 4,500 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Average
Moderately Coarse: 
Best
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Marginal
Fine: 
Not Adapted

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Not Adapted
Seeding Rate: 
- 13 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
50.80 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
124,000
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
No
Bloom Color: 
Violet
Blooming Season: 
Spring