Genista tinctoria L.  
Family: Fabaceae
dyer's greenweed
Genista tinctoria image
Robert W. Freckmann  
Etymology: Genista: Latin name Plantagenet kings and queens of England took their name, planta genesta, from story of William the Conqueror sailing for England, plucked a plant holding tenaciously to a rock, stuck it in his helmet as symbol to hold fast in risky endeavor.
Plants: perennial shrub
Conservation Status: Introduced - escaped
Genista tinctoria image
Kurt Stüber  
Genista tinctoria image
Kurt Stüber  
Genista tinctoria image
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Genista tinctoria image
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