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Description

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Hedysarum coronarium is a sparsely appressed-pubescent perennial herb that reaches up to 30-80 cm with branched stems. Leaves are compound imparipinnate with 3-5 pairs of 1-3 x 1-1.5 cm, elliptical to obovate-orbicular leaflets which are glabrescent on the upper surface, and pubescent on the lower. Flowers are with reddish-purple and arranged in 8-30- flowered racemes. The fruit is a pod with 2-4, quadrangular, glabrous, and spinulose segments.

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Distribution in Egypt

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Mareotic Sector, Libyan Desert, Nubian Desert, Gebel Oweinat.

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Global Distribution

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Southern Europe and Western Mediterranean Region.

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Habitat

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Waste Ground,  Propably Escape From Cultivation.

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Life Expectancy

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Perennial

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Size

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Height: 30-80 cm

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Sulla coronaria

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Sulla coronaria (French honeysuckle, cock's head, Italian sainfoin, sulla, or soola)[3] is a perennial herb native to Malta, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, southern Italy and Spain, cultivated for animal fodder and hay, and for honey production.

The plant is deep-rooted and drought-resistant, growing to 1–1.5 m tall with leaves imparipinnate with 7–11 leaflets. Flowers are red, with the standard 12–15 mm long; fruits are jointed and made of 2–4 spinulose articles. Pods have a yellow thorny surface that turns brown at maturity.

References

  1. ^ Choi BH; Ohashi H (2003). "Generic criteria and an infrageneric system for Hedysarum and related genera (Papilinoideae–Leguminosae)". Taxon. 52 (3): 567–576. doi:10.2307/3647455. JSTOR 3647455.
  2. ^ Lock JM (2005). "Tribe Hedysareae". In Lewis G; Schrire B; Mackinder B; Lock M (eds.). Legumes of the World. Kew, England: Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew. pp. 489–495. ISBN 9781900347808.
  3. ^ "Hedysarum coronarium". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 13 January 2015.

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Sulla coronaria: Brief Summary

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Sulla coronaria (French honeysuckle, cock's head, Italian sainfoin, sulla, or soola) is a perennial herb native to Malta, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, southern Italy and Spain, cultivated for animal fodder and hay, and for honey production.

The plant is deep-rooted and drought-resistant, growing to 1–1.5 m tall with leaves imparipinnate with 7–11 leaflets. Flowers are red, with the standard 12–15 mm long; fruits are jointed and made of 2–4 spinulose articles. Pods have a yellow thorny surface that turns brown at maturity.

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