Laburnum Laburnum anagyroides (Fabaceae) HEIGHT to 7m<br />
Deciduous tree with narrow, sparse crown and slender bole. BARK Smooth, greenish-brown, marked with blemishes. BRANCHES Often slightly pendulous; shoots grey-green with long, silky, clinging hairs. LEAVES Alternate, divided into three, each leaflet to 8cm long, elliptic and blunt-pointed at tip, on a 2–6cm-long petiole; hairy below when young. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS Yellow, fragrant pea-like flowers appear copiously in 10–30cm-long pendulous racemes in early summer. Pods, to 6cm long, have smooth blackish-brown, dry outer skin. Persist on tree, twisting open to reveal pale inner skin and dark seeds. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Native of S and central Europe, planted here for ornament; sometimes naturalised
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Laburnum Laburnum anagyroides (Fabaceae) HEIGHT to 7m
Deciduous tree with narrow, sparse crown and slender bole. BARK Smooth, greenish-brown, marked with blemishes. BRANCHES Often slightly pendulous; shoots grey-green with long, silky, clinging hairs. LEAVES Alternate, divided into three, each leaflet to 8cm long, elliptic and blunt-pointed at tip, on a 2–6cm-long petiole; hairy below when young. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS Yellow, fragrant pea-like flowers appear copiously in 10–30cm-long pendulous racemes in early summer. Pods, to 6cm long, have smooth blackish-brown, dry outer skin. Persist on tree, twisting open to reveal pale inner skin and dark seeds. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Native of S and central Europe, planted here for ornament; sometimes naturalised

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Date: 3 Jul 2013
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