Genista tinctoria L.
Family: Fabaceae
dyer's greenweed
Genista tinctoria image
Kurt Stüber  
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
Botanical Illustration  
Genista tinctoria image
Robert W. Freckmann  
Genista tinctoria image
Genista tinctoria image
Genista tinctoria image
Genista tinctoria image
   View Genus       View Specimen Records