Lupinus luteus

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Lupinus luteus
Illustration Lupinus luteus1.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Lupinus
Subgenus: Lupinus[1]
Species: L. luteus
Binomial name
Lupinus luteus
Lupinus luteus - MHNT

Lupinus luteus is known as European yellow lupine. It is native to the Mediterranean region of Southern Europe. [2]

The plant's yellow seeds, known as lupin beans, were once a common food of the Mediterranean basin and Latin America. Today they are primarily eaten as a pickled snack food.


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  2. ^ PFAF . accessed 10.21.2011
  • Kurlovich B.S. 2002. Lupins. Geography, classification, genetic resources and breeding, St. Petersburg, “Intan”, 468p.
  • Gladstones, J.S. 1998. Distribution, Origin, Taxonomy, History and Importance. In: J.S. Gladstones et al. (eds.), Lupin as Crop Plants. Biology, Production and Utilization, 1-39.

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