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Stemless-dwarf Lupine - Lupinus lepidus
Other Names:  Lupinus caespitosus


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR

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General Description
Low perennial from a usually simple or branched caudex, sometimes forming small mats. Stems simple, ascending, 1 cm or less, clothed in stipules. Leaves mostly basal; lower petioles 2–8 cm long; leaflets 5 to 9 sericeous to villous, 1–2 cm long with acute tips. Racemes dense, 2–5 cm long, hidden by the leaves. Flowers blue; calyx tube 1–2 mm long sericeous, not spurred; sepals ca. 1 mm long; upper lip bilobed, 3–5 mm long; lower lip nearly entire; banner 5–8 mm long, glabrous, reflexed <45°; wings 7–10 mm long. Legume ca. 1 cm long
(Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Our plants are variety utahensis (S. Wats.) C.L. Hitchc.

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
BC, MT south to CA, NV, UT and CO (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 9

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Habitat
Moist, stony soil of meadows, streambanks, grasslands; montane to alpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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