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Commonly known as Bladder senna
Pea-like flowers and attractive seed pods which can be used dried in flower arrangements.
An escapee in the UK where it can be found along the rail network.
Genus of about 25 species of deciduous shrubs, sometimes trees, found in dry soils in woodland and thickets from southern Europe, eastern Africa, Turkey, Iran, central Asia, Afghanistan, Pakistan and the Himalayas
Tall Shrub - or small tree. Grown for their pinnate leaves, pea-like, yellow to red-brown flowers and unusual, inflated, bladder-like fruits.
Additional Features - Good to know - - tolerates coastal conditions, poor, dry soils and urban pollution.
Pests & Diseases - none.
Place of origin - southern Europe, eastern Africa, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Himalayas.
Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -
Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil