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Common name

Mandarin: 黄芒柄花 (huang mang bing hua)


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Fabales (241)

        Family: Fabaceae (241)(family description)

          Genus: Ononis (4)

            Epithet: natrix (2)

              Subspecies: hispanica (L.f.) Cout.

hispanica => of Spanish origin

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


Climate: sub-tropical

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: yellow

External links

Check for Ononis natrix at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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