Latin name: Lupinus stiversii Kellogg
Pronunciation: loo-PIE-nus STY-vers-ee-eye
Common name: Harlequin lupine
Family: Fabaceae (Pea)
Habitat: Clearings, open areas, sandy or gravelly places to 4600', uncommon in San Gabriel and San Bernardino Mts, Kern Co.
Blooming period: April to June
Name derivations: 1) Lupinus 2) stiversii
These pictures were taken along the Mt. Lowe fire road. We suspect that it was originally introduced there as it does not appear to be a natural resident of Southern California.