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Colutea Arborescens

Tree Colutea or Bladder Senna
Class and Order
Diadelphia Decagynia
Generic Character
Calyx 5-fidus. Legumen inflatum, basi superiore dehiscens.
Specific Character and Synonyms
COLUTEA arborescens arborea foliolis obcordatis. Lin. Syst. Vegetab. p. 668
COLUTEA vesicaria. Bauh. Pin. 396
The greater Bastard Senna with bladders. Park. Par. 440.

The Bladder Senna, a native of the South of France and Italy, produces a profusion of bloom from June to August, when its inflated pods please from the singularity of their appearance; on these accounts, it is one of the most common flowering shrubs cultivated in gardens and plantations."It is propagated by sowing its seeds any time in the spring in a bed of common earth; and when the plants are come up, they must be kept clear from weeds, and the Michaelmas following they should be transplanted either into nursery-rows, or in the places where they are designed to remain; for if they are let grow in the seed-bed too long, they are very subject to have tap roots, which render them unfit for transplanting; nor should these trees be suffered to remain too long in the nursery before they are transplanted, for the same reason." Miller's Gard. Dict.

81Colutea Arborescens
Colutea Arborescens
Tree Colutea or Bladder Senna

Other species of the Colutea genus