Sophora flavescens Aiton
Sophora angustifolia Sieb. & Zucc. - Sophora flavescens Ait. var. angustifolia (Sieb. & Zucc.) Kitag.
Fabaceae
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Deciduous shrub 1.5 m high with annual shoots. Leaves very variable in shape, pinnate 15-25 cm long, with numerous ovate to oblong leaflets. Lamina dull green with scattered hairs above, paler and more hairy beneath. Flowers greenish-yellow, 1.5 cm long, in terminal erect raceme, 10-20 cm long, from July to August. Pods brown, narrowed between the seeds. Hardy.

Home: Eastern Asia (China, Japan, Korea, Russia)

Other views: Inflorescence

Cultivated: France

Author: Frédéric Tournay

Ethnobotanical aspects of Sophora flavescens by Plants for a future database

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