Lupinus polyphyllus Lindl.

English Garden Lupin ISEIA: C1
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Report the species

Report Lupinus polyphyllus to the National Museum of Natural History.

Importance and distribution in Luxembourg

Distribution map of Lupinus polyphyllus Lindl. in Luxembourg. Data source: Recorder-Lux & iNaturalist, 2019-09-17.

This pioneer and ruderal plant species prefers medium moist and shaded sites, with a nutrient-poor sandy or loamy soil. It is found in riparian habitats, abandoned grasslands, forest clearings, clearcuts and on road verges. The strong invasion of semi-natural habitats as it can be seen in Scandinavia for example has so far been reported only rarely in Western Europe. Seeds are dispersed in the immediate vicinity of the mother plant (Source:

The first documented occurrence of the species in Luxembourg dates from 2002. It was found by Thierry Helminger on 15th June 2002 in the municipality of Bettembourg. Whereas seven observations of Lupinus polyphyllus are documented in the Recorder database (18/01/2018), the species is more common in Luxembourg. In recent years, occurrences have been reported from the forest Gréngewald, next to the new motorway A7, the forest Bambësch next to the road CR 215 or the forest Kuelent east of Helmdange.

Risk assessment

ISEIA protocol: C1 (1+2+2+2) (Ries et al. 2013: 18).

Bibliography concerning Luxembourg

  • Ries, C., Y. Krippel, M. Pfeiffenschneider & S. Schneider, 2013. Environmental impact assessment and black, watch and alert list classification after the ISEIA Protocol of non-native vascular plant species in Luxembourg. Bull. Soc. Nat. luxemb. 114: 15-21. [PDF 652 KB]

Suggested citation of this webpage

Ries, C. & M. Pfeiffenschneider (Eds.), 2019. Lupinus polyphyllus Lindl. In: - Invasive Alien Species in Luxembourg. National Museum of Natural History, Luxembourg. URL: [Accessed 2019-09-17].

 Last updated on Wednesday, May 9, 2018.