Common name: Narrow-leaved Lupin
Lupinus angustifolius L. APNI*
Description: Erect annual to 1.5 m high, much-branched, stems pubescent with appressed or spreading hairs.
Leaflets 5–9, linear to linear-spathulate, 1.2–3.5 cm long, 2–5 mm wide, glabrous above, sparsely silky to villous below, apex obtuse; stipules subulate.
Racemes 5–20 cm long; peduncle 1–3 cm long; flowers unscented, pedicels 2–4 mm long. Calyx 7–8 mm long. Corolla 11–15 mm long, blue, often tinged with purple.
Pod 35–55 mm long, shortly hairy; seeds 4–6, ovoid, 5–7 mm long, smooth, brownish with white or brown markings.
Distribution and occurrence: Cultivated, widely naturalized. Native of Medit. & S Eur.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC, *CT, *ST, *NWS, *CWS, *SWS, *SFWP
Other Australian states: *Qld *Tas. *W.A.
Text by C. Gardner & L. Murray
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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