This section is from the book "The Botanical Magazine; Or, Flower-Garden Displayed", by William Curtis. Also available from Amazon: The Botanical Magazine; or, Flower-Garden Displayed, Volume I.
Coronilla glauca. Sea-green, or Day-smelling Coronilla.
Calyx bilabiatus: 2/3: dentibus superioribus connatis. Vexillum vix alis longius.
Legumen isthmis interceptum.
CORONILLA glauca fruticosa, foliolis septenis, obtusissimis, stipulis lanceolatis. Linn. Syst. Vegetab. p. 557. Sp. Pl. 1047.
CORONILLA maritima, glauco folio. Tournef. inst. 650.
COLUTEA scorpioides maritima, glauco folio. Bauh. Pin. 397. prodr. 157.
This charming shrub, which is almost perpetually in blossom, and admirably adapted for nosegays, is a native of the south of France, and a constant ornament to our green-houses.
Linnaeus has observed, that the flowers, which in the day time are remarkably fragrant, in the night are almost without scent.
"It is propagated by sowing the seeds in the spring, either upon a gentle hot-bed, or on a warm border of light earth: when the plants are come up about two inches high, they should be transplanted either into pots, or into a bed of fresh earth, at about four or five inches distance every way, where they may remain until they have obtained strength enough to plant out for good, which should be either in pots filled with good fresh earth, or in a warm situated border, in which, if the winter is not too severe, they will abide very well, provided they are in a dry soil." Miller's Gard. Dict.