Featuring California vascular plant data from the Consortium of California Herbaria and other sources
Accession Label Details

 Records are made available under the CCH Data Use Terms.
 General citation for data retrieved from this page:
    Biodiversity data provided by the participants of the Consortium of California Herbaria (Accessed through CCH1 Data Portal,, 04 March 2024.

CCH1 Specimen Number  ?   RSA330430   (Accession number)   image_link (to be added soon)
CCH1 HistoryFirst Load Date 2010 03 08First Loaded Det. Lupinus variicolor
Determination  ?   Lupinus variicolor  CCH1 Determination History
ICPN Name Status   JFP Rank 1a, taxonomic or nomenclatural synonym for taxon native to CA  link to ICPN 
eFlora Accepted Name  ?   Lupinus littoralis var. variicolor    link to Jepson eFlora 
Determination (verbatim)  ?   Lupinus variicolor 
Nativity NATIVE 
Endemicity Endemic to California 
eFlora Habit perennial herb subshrub 
Collector(s) & Number  ?   Robert A. Norris  4834
Formatted Date
County  ?   San Francisco 
Locality  ?   Just SE of Sutro TV-transmitting Tower.  
Elevation (corrected)  ?   234 meters (770 feet) 
Habitat  ?   Open S-facing gradient near reservoir. In stony and gravelly soil. 
Morphology Notes  ?   A moundlike clump of perennials. Banner white, with a blurry, pale yellow e ye′, within which are minute dull-purplish spots. In older fls., banner purple, considerably darker than wings. Wings white to light blue-violet, frequently darker apically and shading to white basally. Keel white faintly tinted with yellow, with a deep maroon acumen. Anthers and pollen orange-yellow. Filaments and pistil pale green. Pods immature,the larger ones a darker, duller green. Pedicels pale green to straw-color. Racemes with 2-4 whorls, commonly 3, in this colony (to 5-6 whorls in another). Lfts. troughlike, blue-green, lighter beneath (and on petiole), where there was a silvery sheen. Stems light green above, decument, tannish gray and more or less woody below. Clump to ca. 20 in. tall and ca. 5-6 ft. across. 
Date Last Modified  ?   2022-03-04 14:33:47 
To comment on CCH1 data revisions, please e-mail Jason Alexander   ( 
To comment on the original data for this record as shown below:  Click on the Comments Tab in CCH2 
CCH2 Verbatim Data         
  Copyright © 2024 Regents of the University of California — Updated February 26, 2024