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Echinospartum  horridum (M.Vahl) Rothm.  trib. Genisteae 
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FamilyFABACEAE
Genus species var.Echinospartum  horridum (M.Vahl) Rothm.  trib. Genisteae
SynonymsSpartium horridum M.Vahl (basionym)
 Cytisanthus horridus (M.Vahl) Gams
 Genista horrida (M.Vahl) DC.
Territory Southwestern EuropeFranceSpain
rocky slopes
Altitude1200-2200m
Description branches grey-green, apically with sharp spine, leaves trifoliolate, grey-green, sericeous, flowers in small, terminal heads
Size15-20cm
Colorbright yellow
Bloomsummer
Ca+
Typeshrub
Cultivationsunny, dry, rock crevices, protection against winter wet
alpine house, poor, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring after hot water treatment, germ. 1-3 months
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyTutin T.G.(ed.) Flora Europaea (1964-1980)
Legume Web www.ildis.org
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