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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.
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Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full sun
Coronilla scorpioides Annual Scorpion Vetch, Yellow crownvetch


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Coronilla scorpioides is a ANNUAL growing to 0.4 m (1ft 4in).
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 7. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
Suitable for: light (sandy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

None known

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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].

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Other Uses

Dye

A blue dye like indigo can be obtained by fermentation of the leaves[4].

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Requires a light well-drained soil in full sun[200].

References   Carbon Farming Information and Carbon Sequestration Information

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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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Found In

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Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

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Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Coronilla emerusScorpion SennaShrub2.7 5-9  LMNDM01 
Coronilla variaCrown VetchPerennial0.3 4-9 FLMHNDM01 

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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