Lupinus densiflorus
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Lupinus densiflorus

whitewhorl lupine

  family leguminosae 
  genus lupinus 

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Genus  Lupinus Species  densiflorus Variety  Cultivar  Common names  whitewhorl lupine Family  LEGUMINOSAE Specimen number  S5061 Data source  Poison p92
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Annual Life span  1 year Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Flower Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Prostrate Overall height  8" - 1' 4" Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes 
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Seeds   Pods   Whole plant Poisonous indications  It contains toxic alkaloid anagyrine which causes birth defects in livestock if seeds or pods are eaten in large quantities. Internal poison  yes Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  yes Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  This whole plant is toxic. It is poisonous if ingested. Keep out of pastures and away from livestock grazing areas. It contains toxic alkaloid anagyrine which causes birth defects in livestock if seeds or pods are eaten in large quantities.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes 
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Lupinus densiflorus has an annual life cycle. Flowers: Whitewhorl lupine has flowers with up to 12 blossoms in whorls, white with violet veins. Flowers begin in April and don't stop until June. The blossoms are usually a white color, with an accent in violet.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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