Cusick’s Lupine

Photo Credit: Oregon Department of Agriculture


  • Species Common Name Cusick's Lupine
  • Species Scientific Name Lupinus lepidus var. cusickii
  • Federal Listing Status Species of Concern
  • State Listing Status Endangered


Special needs

Cusick's lupine is found on loose, rocky soils and barren ash deposits.

Limiting factors

This endemic species is believed to be limited to Baker County and Idaho. Cusick's lupine is vulnerable to uncontrolled off-highway vehicle use and livestock grazing.

Conservation actions

Survey likely habitat for additional populations. Manage grazing and off-highway vehicle use at known sites.

Key reference or plan

Oregon Department of Agriculture Plant Conservation