Coronilla vaginalis

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Coronilla vaginalis Lam.

Fabaceae

Life form: subshrub

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 vaginalis is a subshrub.

Naming

Coronilla vaginalis was described by Jean-Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet de Lamarck in 1786. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Coronilla vaginalis 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 subshrubs reach heights of 10 to 30 centimetres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Coronilla vaginalis is semi-deciduous. The fern-green, imparipinnate leaves are alternate. The obovate leaflets are entire and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

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

The subshrubs produce loments.

Root System

Distribution

Coronilla vaginalis is native to to the mountain regions in France, the Apennine and the Balkan Peninsula, Central Europe and eastern Central Europe.

Cultivation

The subshrubs 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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