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By Gee19

Kent, United Kingdom Gb

Could anyone please identify this plant. It is about 2 or 3 foot high, each leaf approx an inch long. It seems very slow growing at present. I can't remember planting it and I have no label that looks similar! It is quite a light green (the spots on it are raindrops). I hope I haven't been nurturing a weed. Thank you.




The family is probably Fabaceae if that's any help. Perhaps some kind of clover?

30 Oct, 2015


Could it be Coronilla citrinus?

30 Oct, 2015


Don't recognise it as a weed anyway. Be nice it it does turn out to be a Coronilla!

30 Oct, 2015


Thank you. I've googled Coronilla and my leaves seem rather more pointed than those I've seen there. It is rather a lax stemmed plant too. I will keep it and wait to see if any flowers appear - fingers crossed.

1 Nov, 2015


If it has a rich cinnamon coloured, stem/trunk which has thin flaking/peeling layers and rather brittle branches - it could be a young polylepis australis (although possibly not the "tall form" of it).

3 Nov, 2015

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