Ononis rotundifolia L.

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

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

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Glossary

calyx
(pl. calyces) Outer whorl of the perianth. Composed of several sepals.
glandular
Bearing glands.
trifoliolate
With three leaflets.

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Credits

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

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

A deciduous half-shrubby species 112 to 2 ft high, with very glandular-hairy, zigzag stems; the leaf-stalk, flower-stalk, and calyx are also glandular-hairy. Leaves trifoliolate, 1 to 3 in. long; leaflets roundish, sometimes obovate, the terminal one the largest, stalked, and 14 to 114 in. long, side ones half to two-thirds as large, stalkless; all are toothed and hairy, especially below and on the margins. Flowers 34 in. long, pink, produced from the axils of the leaves, three together towards the end of a stalk 12 to 212 in. long. Pods very hairy, 1 to 114 in. long. Bot. Mag., t. 335.

Native of S. and Central Europe; cultivated for more than three hundred years in England. Increased by seeds.

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