|Scientific name:||Lupinus pilosus L.|
|Synonym name:||Lupinus varius L.|
|Common name:||Blue Lupine|
|Hebrew name:||תורמוס ההרים|
|Arabic name:||ترمس برّي|
|Plant Family:||Papilionaceae, פרפרניים|
|Stems:||30-70 cm tall, branching from above, densely covered by long soft hairs|
|Leaves:||Alternate, compound, digitate (shaped like a spread hand); leaflets oblong-obovate, mucronulate, sericeous to softly villous|
|Inflorescence:||Raceme up to 10 cm, flowers irregularly verticillate|
|Flowers:||Dark blue; peduncle 1-4 cm; corolla blue, the standard with a white or pale blue blotch|
|Fruits / pods:||Legume covered in velvety down; 3-8 cm long; seeds 3-4, orbicular|
|Flowering Period:||February, March, April, May|
|Distribution:||Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands|
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.
pilosus, hairy, shaggy; covered with long soft hairs.
varius, having variegated, mottled, various colors; varying.
Location:Napoleon Hill, Ramat Gan