Adenocarpus decorticans
Common name: 
Silver Broom
Flatpod
Pronunciation: 
a-deen-o-KAR-pus day-KOR-ti-kanz
Family: 
Fabaceae (legume)
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Erect deciduous shrub, to 7-10 ft (2.2-3 m) tall, horizontally branching, branchlets densely hairy, becoming glabrous.  Bark flaky, ash-gray to white.  Leaves alternate, compound, 3-leaflets, each narrowly elliptic to linear, to 8-18 mm long, margins revolute to folded with adpressed hairs throughout.  Flowers bright yellow, in dense arching terminal clusters to 6 cm; blooms in late spring and early summer.  Fruit a pod, 3-5 cm long and about 1 cm wide, narrowly oblong, densely glandular hairy.
  • Sun or light shade.  Needs good drainage.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 8         Native (endemic) to the Sierra Nevada mountains of Spain.
  • decorticans: with peeling bark.
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