Caragana arborescens

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Taxonomy
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
Genus: Caragana
Species: C. arborescens
Scientific Name
Caragana arborescens
Lam.
Common Names

Siberian peashrub

Overview

Appearance
Caragana arborescens a perennial deciduous shrub or small tree that can grow up to 10-15 ft. (3-5 m) tall.
Foliage
Leaves are alternate and 3-5 in. (7.6-12.7 cm) long. Each leaf is composed of 8 to 12 elliptic leaflets. Bark is smooth and green becoming duller as it ages.
Flowers
Flowers are yellow, tubular, and can be found in groups of up to four flowers. The blooming period occurs from May to June.
Fruit
Seed pods are slender, sharply pointed, smooth, and 1-2 in. (2.5-5 cm) long forming in late June. Color changes from green to tan in July and August.
Ecological Threat
Caragana arborescens invades woodland edge environments, and pastures. It is native to Siberia and Manchuria.

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