Genista aetnensis (Biv.) D C.

Mt Etna Broom

Shrub to about 5 m tall with weeping branches. Leaves few or absent, simple and linear. Flowers in open clusters, yellow; summer. Standard about 1 cm long, with wings of equal length. Fruit 1-1.5 cm long, ovoid with a sharp, curved tip.


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.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Fabales
family       Fabaceae
genus        Genista L.