Coronilla coronata

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Coronilla coronata L.

Fabaceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: sun   6

Moisture: dry bis Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy clay

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: semi-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 coronata, commonly known as Scorpion Vetch, is a perennial.

Naming

Coronilla coronata was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1759. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Coronilla coronata 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 perennials reach heights of 30 to 70 centimetres.

Leaves

Coronilla coronata is semi-deciduous. The fern-green, imparipinnate leaves are alternate. The leaflets are obovate and have entire margins.

Flowers and Fruits

Coronilla coronata produces umbels of yellow pea-shaped flowers from May to July.

The perennials produce loments.

Root System

Distribution

Coronilla coronata is native to France, the Apennine Peninsula, Central Europe, eastern Central Europe, the Balkan Peninsula, Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Iran.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny situation on dry to moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy clay. They tolerate temperatures down to -23°C (USDA zone 6).

Uses

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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