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Dyer's Greenweed

Genista tinctoria

Plant Data

Order:
Fabales
Family:
Fabaceae (Pea)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Rich yellow pea-like flowers forming a spike.
Fruit:
A narrow and long shiny pod, not usually hairy but can sometimes be slightly downy. Similar-looking to a green bean pod.
Leaves:
Green, elliptical and pointed. About 1 inch long.
Maximum Size:
100cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
Edible leaves.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Other Names:
Common Woodwaxen, Dyer's Broom, Dyer's Whin, Waxen Woad, Waxen Wood.
Habitats:
Grassland, heathland, meadows, roadsides, sea cliffs.