Lupinus angustifolius, Wild lupin, Narrow-leaved lupin,
Hebrew: תורמוס צר-עלים, Arabic: الترمس الضيق الأوراق

Scientific name:  Lupinus angustifolius L.
Common name:   Wild lupin, Narrow-leaved lupin
Hebrew name:  תורמוס צר-עלים
Arabic name:  الترمس الضيق الأوراق
Family:  Papilionaceae, פרפרניים

Flowers of Israel, Israel wildflowers

Life form:  Therophyte, annual
Stems:  20-80 cm high
Leaves:  Alternate, compound, digitate, leaflets linear to linear-spathulate, glabrous above, sparsely villous beneath
inflorescence:  Racemes 10-20 cm, flowers alternate
Flowers:  Dark blue, violet; peduncle1-3 cm
Fruits / pods:  Legume shortly hirsute; seeds 4-6, ellipsoid
Flowering Period:  March, April
Habitat:  Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype:  Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral
Protected Flower, צמח מוגן:  Yes

Lupinus angustifolius, Narrowleaf lupine, الترمس الضيق الأوراق,תורמוס צר-עלים
Location: Bene Zion Nature Reserve


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.
angustifolius, narrow-leaved.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.