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Cytisus rochelii Griseb. & Schenk

Modern name

Cytisus austriacus var. rochelii (Wierzb.) Cristof.


Chamaecytisus rochelii (Griseb. & Schenk) Rothm.

A deciduous shrub 3 to 4 ft high; shoots erect, terete, very hairy. Leaves trifoliolate; leaflets oblong-lanceolate to oblanceolate, 13 to 114 in. long, 112 to 38 in. wide, tapered at the base, narrowed to a short point or bristle, appressed-hairy on both surfaces. Flowers 34 in. long, aggregated at and near the summit of the leafy shoots, pale yellow spotted with brown; calyx and pod very hairy; standard petal downy outside. Blossoms in June and July.

Native of Central Europe. This is one of the group of brooms characterised by a tubular calyx to which C. supinus and C. hirsutus belong. It has no outstanding merit but is equally hardy.



Other species in the genus