Colutea persica Boiss.

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

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'Colutea persica' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/colutea/colutea-persica/). Accessed 2021-09-21.

Genus

Glossary

apex
(pl. apices) Tip. apical At the apex.
calyx
(pl. calyces) Outer whorl of the perianth. Composed of several sepals.
glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
glaucous
Grey-blue often from superficial layer of wax (bloom).
imparipinnate
Odd-pinnate; (of a compound leaf) with a central rachis and an uneven number of leaflets due to the presence of a terminal leaflet. (Cf. paripinnate.)

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Credits

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

Recommended citation
'Colutea persica' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/colutea/colutea-persica/). Accessed 2021-09-21.

A deciduous shrub 6 to 8 ft high; young shoots glabrous, pale. Leaves pinnate, 112 to 3 in. long, made up of five to eleven leaflets, which are obovate or obcordate, tapered to the base, broad at the apex and either rounded or indented there, 14 to 12 in. long, glabrous or sparingly downy beneath. Racemes of three or four flowers, each about 34 in. long, pure yellow, the wing-petals longer than the keel; calyx funnel-shaped with five sharp teeth. Pod inflated, glabrous, 112 to 2 in. long, open at the end.

Native of Persia and Kurdistan. It resembles C. orientalis in foliage, although not so glaucous, and that species has brownish-red flowers. Baskets and panniers are made of its branchlets in Persia.


var. buhsei Boiss

Pods furnished with appressed hairs; leaves and flowers somewhat larger.