Lupine (from the Latin lupus, meaning wolf) - genus of annual, biennial and perennial rhizomatous as plants of the legume family. More common herbaceous, rarely shrubs. This type of plant has between 200 and 1,000 different copies (according to data from different sources), and grow in the most diverse corners of the earth, are more common in North America and the Mediterranean. Plant fit absolutely any garden soil (preferably slightly acid or slightly alkaline). Lupine leaves are palmate, on long petioles, collected in basal rozetochki neat; stem - arranged in a clear manner the next. The flowers are borne in panicles: white, yellow, purple, blue, pink, cream, red, purple. Bean fruit may comprise a different number of seeds (depending on their size), in 1 kg of 8 to 180.