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Kellogg's Spurred Lupine - Lupinus caudatus

Status Under Review

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNA
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State Rank Reason (see State Rank above)
Reported for Montana (Dorn 1984). Taxonomy and specimen identification a problem. Taxonomic issues of this group need to be resolved, as well as identification of Montana specimens. Not reported for MT by Lesica (2012).
 
General Description
Perennial with shortly branching caudex; stems 1-several, 20-40(-60) cm tall, strigose. Petioles twice the length of blades or the upper ones shorter than blades. Leaves mainly cauline; leaflets 7-9, 2-5 cm long, acute or rarely rounded, equally hairy on both surfaces. Racemes terminal, 6-20 cm long. Flowers 10-12 mm long, calyx 3-4 mm long, base spurred or strongly saccate, upper lob bidentate, lower lobe entire; upper lobe bidentate, lower lobe entire; corrola light to deep blue or purple; banner lighter blue or whitish in the middle, reflected, normally hairy in the middle of lower half; wings glabrous or hairy near the base; keel ciliate. Pods 2-2.5 cm long, silky; seeds 4-4.5 mm long, smooth (adapted from: McGregor, 1986, Flora of the Grea Plains).

Species Range
Unknown/Undetermined
 


Range Comments
WA to CA, east to TX and barely into SD and OK, the distribution centered in the Great Basin between the Sierra Madres and western slope of the Rocky Mountains (Kartesz in prep. 2012).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 1

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Habitat
Rare in rocky prairie and gravelly stremas valleys (McGregor, 1986, in Flora of the Great Plains).

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Kellogg's Spurred Lupine — Lupinus caudatus.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from