Coronilla juncea L.

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

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'Coronilla juncea' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/coronilla/coronilla-juncea/). Accessed 2021-10-28.

Genus

Glossary

globose
globularSpherical or globe-shaped.
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.)
umbel
Inflorescence in which pedicels all arise from same point on peduncle. May be flat-topped (as in e.g. Umbelliferae) to spherical (as in e.g. Araliaceae). umbellate In form of umbel.

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Credits

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

Recommended citation
'Coronilla juncea' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/coronilla/coronilla-juncea/). Accessed 2021-10-28.

A curious shrub 2 to 3 ft high, with round, rush-like, somewhat hollow, zigzag, much-forked branches. Leaves 34 to 112 in. long, pinnate, composed of five or seven leaflets, which are narrow, oblong, 14 to 12 in. long, the common stalk flattened. Flowers yellow, 13 in. long, arranged in often globose umbels produced from the leaf-axils, each umbel carrying six to twelve flowers. Seed-pods very slender, about 1 in. long.

Native of S. Europe; introduced, according to Aiton, in 1656, but always rare on account of its tenderness. It has succeeded against a wall in the Cambridge Botanic Garden, but except in some such warm corner its tenure is precarious.