Ononis natrix ssp. ramosissima (Desf.) Batt.

Common name

English: Large Yellow Restharrow

German: Gelbe Hauhechel

Mandarin: 黄芒柄花 (huang mang bing hua)

Portuguese: Joina Dos Matos


Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2036)

      Order: Fabales (229)

        Family: Fabaceae (229) (family description)

          Genus: Ononis (4)

           Epithet: natrix L. (2)

             Subspecies: ramosissima (Desf.) Batt.

Synonym: Ononis ambigua Lange

ambigua => doubtful, of uncertain relationship

natrix => in reference to the buck odour of the roots (rhizomes)


Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: yellow

External links

Check for Ononis natrix at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI


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