Lupinus sericatus

Lupinus sericatus

Cobb Mountain lupine

Lupinus sericatus is a rare perennial herb endemic to California.  It grows in the forest, woodlands, and chaparral areas of Northern California.  Cobb mountain lupine develops in an erect manner, reaching 3’h x 3’w.

Cobb mountain lupine has gorgeous broad silver foliage, and purple spring time flowers.  It is easy to grow, but needs full sun and excellent drainage.

Plant with Sticky monkeyflower, Common brome, and California everlasting.  Also does well in containers with just a bit of gravel in potting soil.


Sun: Full Sun
Water: Dry, Light
Soil: Clay, Loam, Rocky
Other: Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Bees, Drought Tolerant
Download PDF Plant Availability


Additional Information

Ecological Value

It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere). 7th Edition / 8th Edition

Historical Uses

No Historical Use found.


Endemic to California.


1,640 to 2,000′


Chaparral, Foothill Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest


Open wooded slopes