- Caragana arborescens a perennial deciduous shrub or small tree that can grow up to 10-15 ft. (3-5 m) tall.
- 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 are yellow, tubular, and can be found in groups of up to four flowers. The blooming period occurs from May to June.
- 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.
Virginia Tech Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation 
James A. Duke. 1983. Handbook of Energy Crops Purdue University 
University of Connecticutt Database of Trees, Shrubs and Vines 
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources 
University of Alaska Anchorage 
USDA NRCS PLANTS 
USDA ARS GRIN 
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