Colutea ArborescensTree 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.