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Hippocrepis emerus

Hippocrepis emerus or Scorpion Senna is also known as Coronilla emerus. It is an evergreen shrub. Hippocrepis emerus belongs to the Fabaceae family of plants. Hippocrepis emerus is native to southeast and central Europe. It grows to 1.5 to 2.5m or 5ft to 8ft.

Hippocrepis emerus has imparipinnate foliage. It has a long flowering season from spring to autumn. The flowers are yellow. They grow in small clusters. The flowers are hermaphrodite. They are usually pollinated by bees. After flowering, they produce seed pods. The pods are about 5 to 10cm in length.

Hippocrepis emerus
Hippocrepis emerus

Plant it in well-drained soil that is fertile. Grow it preferably in the sun though it could grow in the shade. Locate it in a sheltered position from the wind. It is easy to maintain and generally it is pest-free and disease-free. It is drought-tolerant.

Hippocrepis emerus
Hippocrepis emerus

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