Genista tinctoria L.

Dyer's Greenweed

Erect, spineless shrub to 2 m tall. Leaves simple, mostly 1-4 cm long, 0.5-1.5 cm wide, hairless to silky-hairy. Flowers sometimes branched. Flowers with the corolla 1-1.5 cm long. Fruit pod linear-lanceolate, 2-3 cm long, containing 6-12 seeds.

Grown mostly in traditional herb gardens. Yields a yellow dye.

W Asia, 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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Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Fabales
family       Fabaceae
genus        Genista L.