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Lupinus polyphyllus Lindl. ssp. superbus (A. Heller) Munz
Bigleaf lupine

General Information
Symbol: LUPOS
Group: Dicot
Family: Fabaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Native Status: L48   N
Data Source and Documentation
Distribution Map
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Symbol Scientific Name
LUAL12 Lupinus alilatissimus C.P. Sm.
LUAP2 Lupinus apodotropis A. Heller
LUCA11 Lupinus carolus-bucarii C.P. Sm.
LUEL3 Lupinus elongatus Greene ex A. Heller
LULA12 Lupinus lacus-huntingtonii C.P. Sm.
LUME3 Lupinus melicampestris C.P. Sm.
LUPE12 Lupinus perglaber Eastw.
LUPI4 Lupinus piperitus Davidson
LUPIS2 Lupinus piperitus Davidson var. sparsipilosus Eastw.
LUPR3 Lupinus pratolacunosum C.P. Sm.
LUPR4 Lupinus procerus Greene ex A. Heller
LUSA5 Lupinus sabulii C.P. Sm.
LUSAS3 Lupinus sabulii C.P. Sm. var. subpersistens
LUSU6 Lupinus superbus A. Heller
LUSUE Lupinus superbus A. Heller var. elongatus (Greene ex A. Heller) C.P. Sm.
LUVI5 Lupinus viridicalyx C.P. Sm.


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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Fabales
Family Fabaceae – Pea family
Genus Lupinus L. – lupine
Species Lupinus polyphyllus Lindl. – bigleaf lupine
Subspecies Lupinus polyphyllus Lindl. ssp. superbus (A. Heller) Munz – bigleaf lupine

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Description of Values

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