Wild Flowers Provence

Identify wild flowers, trees, shrubs, orchids and other plants in Provence, France.

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Genista monspessulana

Gênet ou Cytise de Montpellier
French Broom

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Plant family

Area

Les Maures

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

10-12 mm

Flowering months

April,

May

Leaf type

Trifoliate

Height

1-2.5 m

Description

This shrub comes under different names, the most common being Genista monspessulana; other names are Teline monspessulana or Cytisus monspessulana.

Shrubby or open woodland.

Flowers

The pea flowers are deep yellow, borne in small clusters at the end of the branches.

Leaves

Trifoliate with three leaflets. Three leaflets, narrow elliptical, soft and hairy on short stalks, 1-2 cm.

Fruits Seeds

Pod: narrow, oblong, white and woolly, 18-20 mm.

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