1. The Botanical Magazine
  2. The Botanical Magazine, Volume IX

Genista Triquetra

Triangular-Stalk'd Genista
Class and Order
Diadelphia Decagynia
Generic Character
Cal. 2-labiatus: 2/3. Vexillum oblongum a pistillo staminibusque deorsum reflexum.
Specific Character and Synonyms
GENISTA triquetra foliis ternatis, summis simplicibus, ramis triquetris procumbentibus. L'Herit. Stirp. nov. t. 88. Ait. Kew. v. 3. p. 14.

Mons. L'Heritier, author of many modern publications in Botany, distinguished for their accuracy and elegance, was the first who described and figured this species of Genista, a native of Corsica, and cultivated here by John Ord, Esq. as long since as the year 1770.

It is a hardy, evergreen, trailing shrub, producing a vast profusion of bloom; which renders it eminently conspicuous in May and June; its flowers are rarely succeeded by seed-vessels, so that it is usually propagated by layers.

When tied up properly, and carefully trained to stake, it may vie with most of our ornamental shrubs: for covering a wall, or paling, where the situation is not too shady, it probably would succeed very well, at least it is deserving of trial.

314Genista Triquetra
Genista Triquetra
Triangular-Stalk'd Genista

Other species of the Genista genus