Illustration from Bilder ur Nordens Flora
Cytisus tinctoria (L.) Vis.
Genista alpestris Bertol.
Genista anxantica Ten.
Genista borysthenica Kotov
Genista campestris Janka
Genista donetzica Kotov
Genista elata (Moench) Wender.
Genista elatior Koch
Genista humilis Ten.
Genista hungarica A. Kern. Genista lasiocarpa
Genista mantica Pollini
Genista marginata Besser
Genista mayeri Janka
Genista oligosperma (Andrae) Simonk.
Genista ovata Waldst. & Kit.
Genista patula M. Bieb.
Genista perreymondii Loisel.
Genista ptilophylla Spach
Genista pubescens O. Lang
Genista rupestris Schur
Genista sibirica L.
Genista tanaitica P.A. Smirn.
Genista tenuifolia Loisel.
Genista tinctoria var. campestris (Janka)Morariu
Genista tinctoria var. oligosperma Andrae
Genista tinctoria subsp. oligosperma Andrae
Genista virgata Willd.
Genistoides elata Moench
Genistoides tinctoria (L.) Moench
( Genista tinctoria dyer’s greenweed or  dyer's broom) is a species of flowering plant of the family Fabaceae. Its other common names include dyer's whin, waxen woad and waxen wood.
Distribution and habitat [ edit ]
This species is
native to meadows and pastures in Europe and Turkey. 
Description [ edit ]
It is a variable
deciduous shrub growing to 60–90 centimetres (24–35 in) tall by 100 cm (39 in) wide, the stems woody, slightly hairy, and branched. The alternate, nearly sessile leaves are glabrous and lanceolate. Golden yellow pea-like flowers are borne in erect narrow racemes from spring to early summer. The fruit is a long, shiny pod shaped like a green bean pod. 
Properties and uses [ edit ]
cultivars have been selected for garden use, of which 'Royal Gold' has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit. 
The plant, as its Latin and common names suggest, has been used from ancient times for producing a yellow dye, which combined with
woad also provides a green colour. 
It was from this plant that the
isoflavone genistein was first isolated in 1899; hence the name of the chemical compound. The medicinal parts are the flowering twigs.
The plant has been used in popular medicine and
herbalism for various complaints, including skin diseases, even in modern times.   
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