Threatened, Endangered, and Proposed (TEP) Plant Profile
Lupinus sulphureus ssp. kincaidii, Kincaid’s lupine
Over the last 140 years, humans have extensively altered native prairie in the Willamette Valley, resulting in a loss of more than 99 percent of the habitat for Kincaid’s lupine.
Visit the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Species Profile link below for links to listing and other USFWS documents.
- Listed as: Lupinus sulphureus ssp. kincaidii
- PLANTS Database Name: Lupinus oreganus var. kincaidii
- Listed Threatened 2000 (PDF, 0.2 MB)
- Further loss of habitat due to agriculture practices (iincluding herbicide use), development activities, forestry practices, grazing, roadside maintenance, and commercial Christmas tree farming
- Insect herbivory
- Change in community structure due to plant succession in the absence of disturbance, such as fire
- Invasion by alien plant species such as Himalayan blackberry, Scotch broom, and aggressive pasture grasses
- Inadequate existing regulatory mechanisms
- Potential extirpation as a result of random events