Lupinus luteus, Yellow Lupine,
Hebrew: תורמוס צהוב, Arabic: الترمس الأصفر

Scientific name:  Lupinus luteus L.
Common name:  Yellow Lupine
Hebrew name:   תורמוס צהוב
Arabic name:  الترمس الأصفر
Plant Family:  Papilionaceae, פרפרניים

פרחים וצמחי בר בארץ ישראל

Life form:  Annual
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
Habitat:  Sand
Distribution:   Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Deserts and extreme deserts
Chorotype:  Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Lupinus luteus, Yellow Lupine, תורמוס צהוב

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

Lupinus luteus, Yellow Lupine, الترمس الأصفر,תורמוס צהוב