Yellow lupin is often found growing as a wild plant in Mediterranean region. It is sometimes grown as a green manure. In the past, seeds were a common food in some Mediterranean countries, but nowadays they are just used as a pickled snack food.
Annual yellow lupin
European yellow lupine
Basic information and facts
Mediterranean region of Southern Europe.
Europe, Western Australia, South Africa
Annual, biennial, or perennial:
It’s an annual plant
A raceme with yellow flowers
hand-shaped leaves with 5 to 9 leaflets. Leaflets are 4 to 6 cm long and 1 to 3 cm wide.
Pods with yellow seeds, which are known as lupin beans.
Climate and weather:
Mediterranean and temperate climate
Plans are 30 to 60 cm tall
Can be grown as a green manure. Seeds used to be used as food, but are now mainly used as snacks.