Anthyllis L.

Classical name.

Annual, biennial and perennial herbs or shrubs. Leaves mostly pinnate, occasionally of 1 or 3 leaflets. Flowers in dense heads, clover-like. Stamens 10, united into a tube. Fruit cylindrical, enclosed by the persistent inflated sepals. Occasionally grown for the ornamental clover-like flower heads.

30 species from NE Africa, Macaronesia, the Mediterranean and W Asia.

Annuals by seeds, shrubs by division and cuttings.

Clover-like flower heads with basal bracts.

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Fabaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Fabales
family       Fabaceae
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
species         Anthyllis montana L.