Family, Pulse. Color, yellow. Corolla, of the papilionaceous type, with a long keel. Of the stamens, 5 alternate are shorter than the others. Calyx, 2-lipped. Pod, flat, containing several seeds. Flowers, in elongated racemes. Leaves, simple, lance-shape, small. June and July.
Bushy plants, thornless, with a certain bright prettiness, found on roadsides and dry hills in poor soil. To this genus belongs the common broom of the old country.