Genista hispanica


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Noun1.Genista hispanica - erect shrub of southwestern Europe having racemes of golden yellow flowers
broom - any of various shrubs of the genera Cytisus or Genista or Spartium having long slender branches and racemes of yellow flowers
Genista, genus Genista - chiefly deciduous shrubs or small trees of Mediterranean area and western Asia: broom
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That these palisads be elegantly planted, diligently kept and supply'd with such shrubs as yield the most fragrant and odoriferous flowers, and are aptest to tinge the Aer upon every gentle emission at a great distance: such as are the sweet-brier, all the periclymena's and woodbines; the common white and yellow jessamine, both the syringa's or pipe trees; the guelder rose, the musk, and all other roses; genista hispanica .
Spanish gorse, might carry the name and the bright yellow flowers, but is a broom, Genista hispanica, which unlike gorse, does not have spikes and in many varieties carries the flowers later.