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Coronilla juncea L.

Modern name

Coronilla juncea L.

A curious shrub 2 to 3 ft high, with round, rush-like, somewhat hollow, zigzag, much-forked branches. Leaves 34 to 112 in. long, pinnate, composed of five or seven leaflets, which are narrow, oblong, 14 to 12 in. long, the common stalk flattened. Flowers yellow, 13 in. long, arranged in often globose umbels produced from the leaf-axils, each umbel carrying six to twelve flowers. Seed-pods very slender, about 1 in. long.

Native of S. Europe; introduced, according to Aiton, in 1656, but always rare on account of its tenderness. It has succeeded against a wall in the Cambridge Botanic Garden, but except in some such warm corner its tenure is precarious.



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