|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.
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 main stem was always shorter than the lateral branches in all populations. The longest main stem was observed in the Pilosus section (55-80 cm) and the shortest in the Atlanticus section (43-57 cm); L. palaestinus PI 491182 in the Pilosus section had the longest inflorescence (26 cm). The shortest was observed in L. pilosus PI 491182 (5.1 cm). The highest number of flowers (>50) and whorls (13) was observed in L. elegans and L. perennis; L. pilosus PI 491183/22 had the lowest number of the flowers (17) and whorls (4).
Location:Napoleon Hill, Ramat Gan