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Common name

English: Large Yellow Restharrow

German: Gelbe Hauhechel

Mandarin: 黄芒柄花 (huang mang bing hua)

Portuguese: Joina Dos Matos


Kingdom: Plantae (2625)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2528)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2137)

      Order: Fabales (241)

        Family: Fabaceae (241)(family description)

          Genus: Ononis (4)

            Epithet: natrix L. (2)

              Subspecies: ramosissima (Desf.) Batt.

Synonyms: Ononis ambigua Lange, Ononis amoena Salisb., Ononis heterophylla Scheele, Ononis inaequalifolia Salis

ambigua => doubtful, of uncertain relationship

amoena => charming, delightful, pleasing, lovely

heterophylla => bearing leaves of more than one kind

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

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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