Lupins

Lupins

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Stretching upwards to the light

Radiant colours ever bright

Their poker flowers of tapered shape

Our attention can’t escape

 

Lupinus is its proper name

This legume should enjoy much fame

Not only employed for decoration

Useful food for many a nation

 

Its seeds are sometimes used in cooking

If protein and fibre we are seeking

Low in starch and gluten free

Promoting health you must agree

 

Lupins used in agriculture

And even more in horticulture

Cattle by this plant are fed

Its blossoms brighten garden beds

 

So don’t o’erlook the humble flower

Whose colours beautify the hour

Give it a place in your display

It’s sure to illume every day

 

Ken Fisher

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