Rainbow of Colors

Shots taken along RT #27 Rome, Maine

Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Plantae
(unranked):     Angiosperms
(unranked):     Eudicots
(unranked):     Rosids
Order:     Fabales
Family:     Fabaceae
Subfamily:     Faboideae
Tribe:     Genisteae
Subtribe:     Lupininae
Genus:     Lupinus

Tidbit and Fact:

The name ‘Lupin’ derives from the Latin word ‘lupinus’ (meaning wolf), and was given with regard to the fact that many found that the plant has a tendency to ravage the land on which it grows. The peas, which appear after the flowering period were also said to be fit only for theconsumption of wolves. Lupin beans are commonly sold in a salty solution in jars (like olives andpickles) and can be eaten with or without the skin.