Argyrocytisus battandieri (Maire) Reyn.

Moroccan Broom

Deciduous shrub to 4 m tall. Young shoots with blunt ridges, densely silver-hairy. Leaves with 3 silvery-haired obovate leaflets, each to about 8 cm long. Flowers in dense, terminal, deep yellow clusters to about 15 cm long, fragrant; summer. Stamens united into a tube. Fruit linear, to about 5 cm long, densely hairy; seeds 6-9. Syn. Cytisus battandieri Maire.

Morocco. Grows naturally in sandy, acid soils at high altitudes on the Rif and Atlas Mtns of Morocco; it has pineapple-scented, rich golden flower heads and attractive silvery foliage.

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
genus        Argyrocytisus (Maire) Reyn.