Spartium junceum L.; 

SPAR-tee-um — from Greek sparton, a kind of grass used for weaving and rope-making
JUN-kee-um — rush-like

commonly known as: Spanish broom, weaver’s broom

Native to: Mediterranean regions of Europe and Africa; naturalized elsewhere, widely cultivated


India (I); Himachal Pradesh; Jammu-Kashmir ; Punjab ; Tamil Nadu ; Uttar Pradesh & other countries as per ILDIS;

Shrub with straight green branches, largely leafless or with few narrowly elliptic up to 2.5 cm long leaves, readily deciduous; flowers yellow, 2-3 cm long, in up to 18 flowered racemes; pod up to 10 cm long, 6-7 mm broad, 15-20 seeded. 
 


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Sparteum junceum from Kashmir – efloraofindia | Google Groups : 28-04-2010 / 05:00 PM- Ooty town- Nilgiris- 1200 msl; Shankeracharya hill on June 22, 2010;


 

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SPAR-tee-um — from Greek sparton, a kind of grass used for weaving and rope-making
JUN-kee-um — rush-like
May 31, 2008 … at Simla, Himachal Pradesh
commonly known as: Spanish broom, weaver’s broom
Native to: Mediterranean regions of Europe and Africa; naturalized elsewhere, widely cultivated
some views: May 31, 2008 … at Simla, Himachal Pradesh 

This leguminous shrub (perhaps an escape) was recorded from Nauradhar (H.P.)..
Spartium junceum


Spartium junceum L., Sp. pl. 2:708. 1753
Common names; genet, Spanish-broom, weaver’s-broom
Shrub with straight green branches, largely leafless or with few narrowly elliptic up to 2.5 cm long leaves, readily deciduous; flowers yellow, 2-3 cm long, in up to 18 flowered racemes; pod up to 10 cm long, 6-7 mm broad, 15-20 seeded.
Commonly planted in Gardens in Kashmir, photographed from Hazuribagh garden, Srinagar, Kashmir


 

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Seen on Shankaracharya Hill on 28th April,16.

Identified by …
Going through all my Kashmir posts and adding those missed earlier.


Spartium junceum L., Sp. pl. 2:708. 1753
Common names; genet, Spanish-broom, weaver’s-broom
Shrub with straight green branches, largely leafless or with few narrowly elliptic up to 2.5 cm long leaves, readily deciduous; flowers yellow, 2-3 cm long, in up to 18 flowered racemes; pod up to 10 cm long, 6-7 mm broad, 15-20 seeded.
Commonly planted in Gardens in Kashmir, photographed from Hazuribagh garden, Srinagar, Kashmir


 
Spartium junceum L.
at Shimla on May 31, 2008 


 
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