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Cytisus diffusus (Willd.) Vis.

Modern name

Cytisus pseudoprocumbens Markgr.


Genista diffusa Willd.

A deciduous shrub with a prostrate root-stock producing more or less erect, grooved, slender, soon glabrous young shoots from 3 to 10 in. long. Leaves simple, 14 to 34 in. long, oblong-lanceolate, pointed, glabrous. Flowers one to three in the leaf-axils, crowded to form leafy, slender racemes 6 in. or more long; corolla bright yellow, 38 in. long, glabrous. Pod 34 in. long, glabrous or slightly hairy.

Native of S.E. Europe, often in calcareous regions. In May and June, when in flower, it is quite one of the most attractive dwarf brooms.



Other species in the genus