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Plant Species of the genus Lupinus

Information about this genus
Name: Lupinus
Cultivation: CULTIVATION: Although Lupinus species generally tolerate poor dry conditions, they are best grown in full sun in moderately fertile well-drained soil. Shrubby species can be used in shrubberies or mixed borders and L. arboreus can be used for naturalizing rough areas. Propagation is from seed or cuttings. The seedlings should be planted out when small, as these plants dislike root disturbance.
Description: There are about 200 species of annuals, perennials and evergreen shrubs in this genus which is a member of the legume family. They are found in North and South America, southern Europe and northern Africa, usually in dry habitats. Many have ornamental flowers borne in showy terminal panicles or racemes. The leaves are palmate with 5 to 15 leaflets and the stems are often covered in fine soft down. A number of species are grown for horticultural purposes such as nitrogen fixing and stock fodder, and the seeds of some are processed in various ways for human consumption.

Specie Vernacular Zone
Lupinus albifrons 8-11
Lupinus arboreus 8-10
perennis sundial lupine
polycarpus smallflower lupine
polyphyllus bigleaf lupine

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