Caragana

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Caragana

Category Tree, Shrub
Kingdom Plantae
Division Magnoliophyta
Class Angiospermae
Order Fabales
Family Fabaceae
Species in this genus
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Caragana is a genus of about 80 species of flowering plants in the family Fabaceae, native to Asia and eastern Europe.

It is a very hardy and robust hedging shrub used in extreme weather conditions, and therefore popular in residential areas such as the dry and extreme climante of small towns of the Canadian Prarie.

They are shrubs or small trees growing 1-6 m (3-20 ft) tall. They have even-pinnate leaves with small leaflets, and solitary or clustered mostly yellow (rarely white or pink) flowers and bearing seeds in a linear pod.

Caragana species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Dark Dagger.



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