This section is from the book "Handbook Of Hardy Trees, Shrubs, And Herbaceous Plants", by W. Botting Hemsley. Also available from Amazon: Handbook of hardy trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants.
A small genus of dwarf branching shrubs closely allied to Cytisus, but distinguished from that and the neighbouring genera by the linear compressed pod being clothed with glandular prickles; hence the name, from a gland, and
a fruit. All, except one or two tropical African species, from the Mediterranean region. The species are rarely seen in gardens, and only hardy in the South-west of England.
1. A. intermedins. - Leaves small, trifoliolate. Flowers yellow, racemose, very much resembling those of the smaller flowered Brooms. Spring.