Latin name: Lupinus microcarpus Sims var. horizontalis (A. Heller) Jeps.
Pronunciation: loo-PIE-nus my-kro-KAR-pus hor-i-zon-TAY-lis
Common name: Chick lupine
Family: Fabaceae (Pea)
Habitat: Sandy or gravelly washes to 4500', creosote bush scrub and joshua tree woodland, east Mojave Desert
Blooming period: March to May
Name derivations: 1) Lupinus 2) microcarpus 3) horizontalis