CPC Plant Profile: Payson's Lupine
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Payson's Lupine (Lupinus crassus)

  • Global Rank: G2 - Imperiled
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Fabaceae
  • State: CO
  • Nature Serve ID: 147284
  • Date Inducted in National Collection:

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Nature Serve Biotics
  • 05/02/2017

A narrow endemic of western Colorado. The plants are locally common but sexual reproduction may be limited due to heavy seed predation by insect larvae. There are 18 known occurrences, about half of which have not been observed in over 20 years.

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Taxon Lupinus crassus
Authority Payson
Family Fabaceae
CPC Number 44857
ITIS 25996
Common Names Paradox lupine
Associated Scientific Names Lupinus crassus | Lupinus ammophilus var. crassus
State Rank
State State Rank
Colorado S2

Ecological Relationships

Common Name Name in Text Association Type Source InteractionID
Lead Institution State Reintroduction Type Year of First Outplanting

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