Dorycnium hirsuitum

Hairy  canary clover                                                                               Ασπάρταλος


Fabaceae - pea family                                                                                         Dicot.


The, Dorycnium hirsuitum, originates in the Mediterranean region and Anatolia, but is grown as an attractive perennial garden plant Northern Europe, where it flowers later in the year. In Skopelos it grows in patches of phrygana, amongst the macchie or forest and along the roadside. In drier sites it forms a low shrubby herb but in moist areas it becomes a taller, soft, hairy bush. The clover-like flowers are arranged in terminal clusters. Each flower has a conical calyx tube, which is green at first becoming pink as the flowers open, the petals are white, tinged with pink. The flowers are followed by cylindrical seed pods.


1-1.5cm ,3.5-4.3cm,  40-120cm                                  JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC

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