Genista monspessulana (L.) O.O.Bolòs & Vigo.

Montpelier Broom

Evergreen shrub to 2 m or so tall with ridged branchlets. Leaves stalked and with 3 obovate leaflets mostly 1-2 cm long, the tip blunt or notched. Flowers yellow, in clusters of 3-9 on short sideshoots mostly less than 5 cm long. Fruit 2-3 cm long, more or less hairy and variously shaped.

W Asia to SE Europe.

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        Genista L.