Coronilla

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Coronilla
Coronilla minima
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Loteae
Genus: Coronilla
L.
Coronilla scorpioides

The genus Coronilla contains about 20 species of flowering plants native to Europe and North Africa.[1]

Coronilla species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including the case-bearers Coleophora coronillae (which feeds exclusively on Coronilla varia) and Coleophora vicinella.

Coronilla minima. Note the characteristic ring of flowers which earns this genus the name crownvetches.

Species include:

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References[edit]

  1. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964. 

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