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Lupinus excubitus

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Fabaceae
Genus  Lupinus
Higher classification  Lupine
Order  Fabales
Subfamily  Faboideae
Scientific name  Lupinus excubitus
Rank  Species
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Similar  Lupine, Lupinus longifolius, Lupinus formosus, Lupinus concinnus, Lupinus chamissonis

Lupinus excubitus is a species of lupine known as the grape soda lupine. Its common name refers to its sweet scent, which is said to be very reminiscent of grape soda. This species and its variants are found in the Southwestern United States, especially in California and Nevada, where it can be found at Death Valley and Joshua Tree National Parks, and in far Northwestern Mexico.

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The Lupinus excubitus plant is a small shrub with gray-green foliage. The fan-shaped leaves are each made up of 7 to 10 narrow leaflets. The raceme inflorescence is a tall stalk of rich purple flowers, each with a bright yellow spot. The occasional variant has white flowers. The fruit is a silky legume pod up to 5 centimetres (2.0 in) in length containing mottled brown seeds.

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There are several named variants of this species, including:

  • L. e. var. austromontanus - southern mountain lupine
  • L. e. var. excubitus - grape soda lupine, Inyo bush lupine
  • L. e. var. hallii - Hall's bush lupine
  • L. e. var. johnstonii - interior bush lupine
  • L. e. var. medius - Mountain Springs bush lupine, Colorado bush lupine

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