Talk:Lupinus arboreus

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This plant has insane numbers of common names, all multiplied by 2 because of the variant US spelling. I have done a redirect from the most likely, but there are many more that could be done.

This article would be improved if someone who really understands what is going on between the yellow and blue varieties could get at it.

Also a picture of the whole shrub, or of its flowers, would be better for the taxotable, though the current picture is useful and could be retained lower down the article because it gives a clear idea of the size of the leaves.

seglea 08:33, 28 Jan 2004 (UTC)

I'm studying California lupines for my PhD in Botany, so I am becoming an expert on these plants. While there certainly are blue- and yellow-flowered forms of L. arboreus, most of the blue bush lupines of California belong to another species, Lupinus albifrons. L. albifrons has silvery-green foliage, while L. arboreus has much greener foliage. I've added a link to the Jepson Manual entry on L. arboreus for more information. I've also updated the picture, which to me looked more like L. albifrons, common to the Berkeley Hills area, than it did like L. arboreus. This one is *definitely* L. arboreus.

--Clickie 05:29, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

I've added a better picture to the taxobox as well.

--Clickie 05:35, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

Good to get some better info. In view of the past confusion in the page and its better restriction to a single species (with other pages for other species), I've moved the page to the unambiguous scientific name. - MPF 09:58, 9 June 2006 (UTC)