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Coronilla scorpioides - (L.)W.D.J.Koch.
                 
Common Name Annual Scorpion Vetch, Yellow crownvetch
Family Fabaceae or Leguminosae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats A common weed of cultivated ground.
Range S. Europe.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full sun

Summary

Coronilla scorpioides Annual Scorpion Vetch, Yellow crownvetch


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Coronilla scorpioides Annual Scorpion Vetch, Yellow crownvetch
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Physical Characteristics
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Coronilla scorpioides is a ANNUAL growing to 0.4 m (1ft 4in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 7. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs)Suitable for: light (sandy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Habitats
 Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
None known
Medicinal Uses


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Cardiac;  Cathartic;  Diuretic;  Laxative.

The twigs and leaves have a similar action to the common broom, Cytisus scoparia[4]. They are collected as the plant comes into flower and can be stored for later use. They are diuretic, cardiac, cathartic and laxative[4].
Other Uses
Dye.

A blue dye like indigo can be obtained by fermentation of the leaves[4].
Cultivation details
Requires a light well-drained soil in full sun[200].
Propagation
Seed - sow early spring in a greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in late spring.

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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