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Coronilla vary
Flowers | Magnoliopsida

Scientific name - vary Coronilla L.

Synonyms - Securigera vary (L.) P. Lassen

Popular names - Erba Ginestra, Cornette ginestrina, vecciarini.

Distribution and Habitat - native to SE Europe, grows on limestone rocks and ravines, arid plains, along the streets, from 0 to 1200 m altitude.

Description - herbaceous perennial. Strains prostrato-ascending, branched, 20-120 cm. Imparipenat Leaves compound, 5-8 (11) pairs of leaflets, 6-20 x 3-12 mm, oblong or elliptic, mucronate, the lower foliole glauca; stipele 2-6 mm, free, membranous. Umbel inflorescence, 5-20 flowers, 2.5 cm diameter. Corolla 10-15 mm, white, pink or purple blooms in June-August. Fruit pods, 20-60 mm.

Curiosity - The genus name derives from the Latin 'corona' with reference to the available flowers blossom.

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