Coronilla juncea L.

Half hardy shrub with arching, almost naked rush-like branches, pinnate leaves, to 40cm long, with 3-7 lance-shaped leaflets, and terminal and axillary umbels of bright yellow flowers.  To 1m.  [RHSD, Hortus].

Horticultural & Botanical History

‘The flowers, which are of a beautiful bright yellow, are produced in succession during the summer and autumn.  The plant is slender and delicate in its growth, seldom attaining a greater height than 2 or 3 feet.’  [LBC no.235/1818].  ‘This shrub has been an inhabitant of our gardens since the middle of the last century.  It is not, however, although a native of the south of France, hardy enough to endure the severity of our climate; and, not having sufficient beauty to procure a place in the greenhouse, it is seldom seen in other than general collections of plants.’  [BR f.820/1824].  Cultivated in England since at least 1656.  [Don].

History at Camden Park

Listed only in the 1857 catalogue [T.345/1857].


Published Dec 13, 2009 - 04:46 PM | Last updated Jul 21, 2010 - 11:49 AM

Figured are small pinnate leaves and rounded heads of yellow, pea-like flowers.  Botanical Register f.820, 1824.

Coronilla juncea L. | BR f.820/1824 | BHL

More details about Coronilla juncea L.
Family Fabaceae
Region of origin


  • Ornithopus junceus (L.) Hornem. 
Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Coronilla juncea 

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