Lupinus concinnus – Bajada Lupine

Lupinus concinnus - Bajada Lupine, Scarlet Lupine

Lupinus concinnus - Bajada Lupine, Scarlet Lupine

Plant Name

Scientific Name: Lupinus concinnus

Common Names: Bajada Lupine, Scarlet Lupine

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual

Growth Habit: Herb/Forb

Arizona Native Status: Native

Habitat: Desert, Upland. This wildflower grows in open, sandy or gravelly areas.

Flower Color: Reddish purple to light purple

Flowering Season: Spring

Height: To 8 inches (20 cm) tall, but usually less

Description: The small flowers are spiraled around short, hairy flower spikes. The individual flowers are pea-like and 1/4 inch (6 mm) long. The flower petals are edged in deeper colors and fade to white near the base. The top banner petal has a cream or yellow banner spot that turns magenta-red with age. The leaves are green, covered in dense, woolly hair, and palmately compound with 5 to 9 round-tipped leaflets.


Kingdom: Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision: Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division: Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass: Rosidae
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae – Pea family
Genus: Lupinus L. – lupine
Species: Lupinus concinnus J. Agardh – bajada lupine

More About This Plant

Arizona County Distribution Map