Coronilla minima

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Coronilla minima L.

Fabaceae

Life form: shrub

Exposure: sun   7

Moisture: dry bis Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy clay

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: oblanceolate

Division: imparipinnate

Shape: pea-shaped
Fruit: loment

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Inflorescence: umbel

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Rosidae
Superordo:
Fabanae
Ordo:
Fabales
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Coronilla minima is a shrub.

Contents

Naming

Coronilla minima was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1756. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Coronilla minima is a species in the genus Coronilla which contains approximately 16 to 62 species and belongs to the family of the Fabaceae (Legume Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The shrubs reach heights of 8 to 15 centimetres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Coronilla minima is deciduous. The imparipinnate leaves are alternate. The oblanceolate leaflets are entire and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Coronilla minima produces umbels of yellow pea-shaped flowers from June to July.

The shrubs produce loments.

Root System

Distribution

Coronilla minima is native to Portugal, France, Italy, Switzerland and Northwest Africa.

Cultivation

The shrubs prefer a sunny situation on dry to moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy clay. They tolerate temperatures down to -18°C (USDA zone 7).

Uses

The ornamental value of Coronilla minima lies especially in its fragrance. Suited for rockeries.

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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