Species Details

Lupinus paynei

Payne's bush lupine

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Scientific Name:
Lupinus paynei Davidson
Common Name:
Payne's bush lupine
Family: Fabaceae
Element Code: PDFAB2B580
USDA Plants Symbol:
Synonyms/Other Names:
CA Rare Plant Rank: 1B.1
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G1Q
State Rank:
Other Status:
CRPR Changes:
changed from 3.1 to 1B.1 on 2017-12-11
added to 3.1 on 2017-04-03
Add Date: 2017-04-03
Date Edited: 2022-03-01
Lifeform: perennial shrub
Blooming Period: Mar-Apr(May-Jul)
220 - 420 meters
720 - 1380 feet
General Habitat:
  • Coastal scrub
  • Riparian scrub
  • Valley and foothill grassland
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
  • Sandy
Seriously threatened by development and non-native plants. Substantial portions of populations have already been lost due to development; in serious decline. Determined to be genetically distinct. No reliable morphological characters exist to distinguish L. paynei from other lupines in the L. albifrons complex; it has been described as being more arborescent, but this character trait has not been substantiated by data. Not allopatric with related taxa, so geography alone cannot be used to determine its identity. Further study is needed to determine the relationship between L. paynei and other lupines in the L. albifrons complex, particularly with regards to its distribution and morphological distinction. See Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 17(2):58-59 (1918) for original description, and Systematic Botany 36(2):362-370 (2011) for taxonomic treatment.
Total Occurrences: 7
Element Occurrence Ranks:
0 0 0 0 0 7
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 0
Recent <=20 Years 7
Presumed Extant 7
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Los Angeles (LAX), Ventura (VEN)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Moorpark (3411838), Oat Mountain (3411835), Piru (3411847), Santa Susana (3411836), Simi (3411837)
Definitions of codes following a county and/or quad:
* Presumed extirpated
(?) Occurrence confirmed, but possibly extirpated
Quad and county data is imported from the CNDDB. Species may be present in other areas where conditions are favorable. These data should NOT be substituted for pre-project review or for on-site surveys.


Presumed Extant
Counties   Quads