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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 (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Fabales (241)

        Family: Fabaceae (241)(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

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI


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