Common Bladder Senna, Bladder Senna Colutea arborescens
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Common Bladder Senna, Bladder Senna
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Soak in sulfuric or nitric acid for 1-2 hours and wash under cold water for 10-15 minutes prior to planting.
sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Hardness of seedcoat will determine how much scarification is required.
In a Nutshell:
* Colutea arborescens is a species of leguminous shrub known by the common name bladder senna . It is native to Europe and North Africa, but it is known on other continents where it is grown as an ornamental and used in landscaping for erosion control.
* The shrub takes a rounded form and has many branches covered in deciduous leaves. The leaves are made up of many pairs of slightly hairy oval-shaped leaflets, each up to about 3 centimeters long.
* The inflorescence is a raceme of generally pea-like yellow flowers about 3 centimeters long. The fruit is an inflated bladdery pod which dries to a papery texture. It is 2 to 3 centimeters long and contains many seeds. more...
* The leaves are sometimes used as a substitute for senna as a laxative,though they are much milder in their action. more...