|Scientific name:||Lupinus luteus L.|
|Common name:||Yellow Lupine|
|Hebrew name:||תורמוס צהוב|
|Arabic name:||الترمس الأصفر|
|Plant Family:||Papilionaceae, פרפרניים|
|Stems:||25-80 cm high; hairy|
|Leaves:||Alternate, compound, digitate (shaped like a spread hand); leaflets obovate-oblong, mucronate, sparsely appressed-villous above|
|Inflorescence:||Raceme 5-16 cm; flowers regurlarly verticillate|
|Flowers:||Yellow; corolla yellow; peduncle 4-12 cm|
|Fruits / pods:||Legume, densely villous; seeds 4-6|
|Flowering Period:||March, April, May|
|Distribution:||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 Hebrew name: תורמוס, turmos, from Greek: thermos (= Lupinus albus), which is probably identical with thermos (= warm, hot), which is related to therme (=heat).