Anthyllis

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

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'Anthyllis' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/anthyllis/). Accessed 2019-07-19.

Family

  • Leguminosae

Glossary

calyx
(pl. calyces) Outer whorl of the perianth. Composed of several sepals.

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Credits

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

Recommended citation
'Anthyllis' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/anthyllis/). Accessed 2019-07-19.

Three attractive shrubs belonging to this genus are cultivated in gardens – one unfortunately too tender to withstand our winters unprotected. The most distinctive botanical feature of the genus is the persistent calyx, which, after the petals fall, becomes more or less inflated and encloses the seed-pod. The flowers are aggregated in umbellate clusters. None of these shrubs needs a rich soil, but rather a warm, well-drained one, and abundant sunshine.

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