Catalan common name : Lenteja.
Spanish common name : Llentia. Llentilla.
Province distribution : Balearic Islands. Barcelona. Gerona. Tarragona. Valencia.
General distribution : Mediterranean
Flowering time : March. April. May. June.
Life-forms : Terophyte.
Habitat : Cultivated specie and sometimes subespontaneous.
Uses and properties : Edible or foodstuffs.
Characteristics : An herbaceous plant, erect (up to 70 cm.) and pubescent. The leaves are odd-pinnate with a great number of folioles and a terminal tendril. Develops some small bluish to blue flowers on axial racemes. The fruit is in the form of a pod (legume) with 1-3 seeds, which are the culinary lentils. Differs from the subspecies nigricans as the later has a smaller pod and the seeds are smaller and dark coloured, not green.
Observations : Planta cultivada, de vegades es troba subespontània.