Lupinus angustifolius - Narrow-leaved Lupin

Phylum: Magnoliophyta - Class: Equisetopsida - Order: Fabales - Family: Fabaceae

Narrow-leaved lupin

Narrow-leaved Lupin is one of the first lupins to appear in the Mediterranean region and can be found flowering from late February onwards. It is the leaves, which are very much narrower than the other blue lupins that grow in the region, that make identification certain

Narrow-leaved Lupin is a member of the Fabaceae family of plants.

Lupinus angustifolius grows on acid, sandy soils and so close to the coast is a good place to look for it on cultivated or abandoned farmland, the garriugue and vineyards.The specimen on this page was photographed in early May in the Algarve region of Portugal, but it can be found throughout the Mediterranean.

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