Coronilla valentina subsp. glauca

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Coronilla valentina subsp. glauca (L.) Batt.

Fabaceae

Life form: shrub

Exposure: sun   9

Moisture: dry bis Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy clay

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: obovate

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

Coronilla valentina subsp. glauca is a shrub.

Naming

Coronilla valentina subsp. glauca was already described and the name validly published by Carl Linnaeus. It was Jules Aimé Battandier, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics .

Taxonomy

Coronilla valentina subsp. glauca is a subspecies 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 1 to 1,5 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Coronilla valentina subsp. glauca is evergreen. The dark-green, imparipinnate leaves are alternate. The leaflets are obovate and have entire margins.

Flowers and Fruits

Coronilla valentina subsp. glauca produces umbels of yellow pea-shaped flowers from April to July.

The shrubs produce loments.

Root System

Distribution

Coronilla valentina subsp. glauca is native to the Iberian Peninsula, France, the Apennine Peninsula, the Balkan Peninsula, Turkey, Northwest Africa and Libya and is naturalized in the British Isles.

Cultivation

The shrubs prefer a sunny situation on dry to moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy clay. They tolerate temperatures down to -7°C (USDA zone 9).

Uses

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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