Ononis aragonensis Asso

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Ononis aragonensis' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/ononis/ononis-aragonensis/). Accessed 2020-09-20.

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calyx
(pl. calyces) Outer whorl of the perianth. Composed of several sepals.
glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
glandular
Bearing glands.
raceme
Unbranched inflorescence with flowers produced laterally usually with a pedicel. racemose In form of raceme.
standard petal
(in the flowers of some legumes) Large upper petal; also known as ‘vexillum’.

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Ononis aragonensis' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/ononis/ononis-aragonensis/). Accessed 2020-09-20.

A deciduous bushy shrub 112 to 2 ft high, of sturdy habit, with crooked branches and pale greyish young shoots. Leaves from 12 in. long on the flowering twigs, to 112 in. long on the stronger flowerless shoots of the year; leaflets three, glossy green, roundish, irregularly toothed, glabrous, from 18 to 58 in. wide, the middle one stalked and larger, the side ones stalkless, or nearly so. Flowers yellow, 12 in. long, produced often in pairs along a crooked, hairy, terminal raceme, 3 to 6 in. high. The standard petal is 13 in. across, and the calyx consists of five-pointed, awl-shaped lobes covered with glandular hairs. Pods glandular-hairy, with the calyx persisting at the base.

Native of the Pyrenees southward into Spain, and of N. Africa; introduced in 1816. This is a pretty dwarf shrub, flowering from mid-May onwards. It bears its erect racemes very freely, the larger ones carrying ten or twelve pairs of blossoms. It does not ripen seed freely here, but can be increased by cuttings of half-ripened wood. It must have a sunny position, and the soil should be light loam. Suitable for the rock garden. It is perfectly hardy.

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