|Scientific name:||Lupinus micranthus Guss.|
|Synonym name:||Lupinus hirsutus L.|
|English name:||Small-flowered Lupine, Hairy Lupin, Bitter Blue Lupin|
|Hebrew name:||תורמוס שעיר|
|العربية, Arabic name:||الترمس دقيق الأسدية|
|Leaves:||Digitate, leaflets obovate, mucronate (ending abruptly in a small sharp point as a continuation of the midrib), sparsely hirsute|
|Inflorescence:||Terminal racemes up to 12cm|
|Flowers:||Hermaphrodite, calyx lobes unequal in length; petals blue, banner often white-centered|
|Fruits / pods:||Legume, hirsute, red-brown|
|Flowering Period:||March, April|
|Distribution:||Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Montane vegetation of Mt.Hermon|
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.
micranthus, small thorns.
The Hebrew name: תורמוס, turmos, from Greek: thermos (= Lupinus albus), which is probably identical with thermos (= warm, hot), which is related to therme (=heat).