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Genista hispanica

Genêt d’Espagne
Spanish Gorse

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

6-8 mm

Flowering months

April,

May,

June

Leaf type

Lanceolate,

Elliptic

Height

to 50 cm

Description

Densely branched, low, spiny shrub. The young leaves are bright green and spineless, the older leaves are dark green with numerous tiny spines.

Rocky habitat and scrub.

Flowers

The pea flowers are yellow, borne in terminal clusters.

Leaves

Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle, Elliptic oval leaf. Long, wider in the middle, pointed to oval, alternate on the stem, hairy, spiny, 4-8 mm.

Fruits Seeds

Pod: flat.

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