General: Perennial herb from a branching root-crown; stems erect, 40-70 cm tall, several, clustered, branched, covered with short, stiff, appressed or silky hairs, often greyish.
Leaves: Basal leaves mostly withered or fallen by flowering time; stem leaves alternate, palmately compound, on stalks 2-8 cm long; leaflets 6 to 9, elliptic to linear-lanceolate, often folded, blunt to sharp-pointed at the tip, 2-4.5 cm long, silky or short-stiff-hairy below, glabrous or sparsely stiff-hairy above.
Flowers: Inflorescence a terminal, slender raceme of numerous, more or less whorled, pea-like flowers; corollas blue to whitish, 8-10 mm long, the banner without a central hairy spot on the back, the wings glabrous, the keel fringed with hairs along the upper edges toward the tip; calyces silky, 2-lipped, the upper lip 2-toothed.
Fruits: Pods, 1.5-3 cm long, densely silky-hairy; seeds 4 to 6, pinkish-grey to light brown, 4 mm long.
Lupinus allimicranthus C.P. Sm. Lupinus argenteus subsp. parviflorus (Nutt. ex Hook. & Arn.) L. Phillips Lupinus argenteus var. moabensis (D. Dunn & Harmon) S.L. Welsh Lupinus argenteus var. montigenus (A. Heller) Barneby Lupinus argenteus var. parviflorus (Nutt. ex Hook. & Arn.) C.L. Hitchc. Lupinus montigenus A. Heller
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