Lupinus padre-crowleyi. Photo by Dean Wm. Taylor.
This tall, silvery perennial bears the name of Father John J. Crowley, the "Desert Padre", who struggled mightily, and successfully, to enhance the economic base of the Eastern Sierra in the 1930s. Photo by Kathleen Nelson, Inyo National Forest.
Habitat for Father Crowley’s lupine is granitic, often rocky, soil within Sagebrush Scrub, Lodgepole Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Riparian Scrub, and Riparian Forest communities, at high elevations on the east side of the Sierra Nevada. Photo by Kathleen Nelson, Inyo National Forest.
Lupinus padre-crowleyi range map.