Lupinus luteus, Yellow Lupine,
|| ||Lupinus luteus L.|
|| ||Yellow Lupine|
|| || תורמוס צהוב |
|| ||Papilionaceae, פרפרניים|
|| ||25-80 cm high; hairy|
|| ||Alternate, compound, digitate (shaped like a spread hand); leaflets obovate-oblong, mucronate, sparsely appressed-villous above|
|| ||Raceme 5-16 cm; flowers regurlarly verticillate|
|| ||Yellow; corolla yellow; peduncle 4-12 cm|
|Fruits / pods:
|| ||Legume, densely villous; seeds 4-6|
|| || March, April, May|
|| || Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Deserts and extreme deserts|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Lupinus, Latin lupus, "wolf," alluding to the belief that these plants destroyed the fertility of the soil, which is the oppposite of the truth; the seeds are eaten in eastern Mediterranean countries.
luteus, dfeep-yellow, golden-yellow, buttercuo-yellow.
- The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.