Montpellier broom

Genista monspessulana

Erect shrub to c. 3 m high; stems pubescent with appressed to spreading hairs.

Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets obovate to oblanceolate, 0.5–2 cm long, 2–10 mm wide, sparsely appressed-pubescent, often glabrescent above, apex mucronate; petiole 2–4 mm long; stipules 1–2 mm long.

Racemes 3–7-flowered, terminal on stems and lateral branches; pedicels 1.5–3 mm long; bracts 2–7 mm long; bracteoles minute, linear. Calyx 4–7 mm long. Corolla yellow, mostly 8–12 mm long.

Pod narrow-oblong, 15–25 mm long, flat, densely hairy; seeds 6–7, ± globose, c. 2.5 mm long, black, with a small tan aril.