Genista tinctoria dyer’s greenweed Fabaceae GETI*; Bx, pb (DeCandido 2001);



Genista (Accessed 4/2014).

Genista tinctoria is an herb to 1 m tall, slender, striped. 

Leaves alternate, simple, to 1 cm long, 0.3 cm wide, elliptic to lance-shaped, bright green. 

Flowers yellow, to 1.5 cm wide, bilaterally symmetrical, pea-flower-shaped, in unbranched clusters among leafy bracts; blooms June-July. 

Fruit dry pods flattened, to 3 cm long, 0.5 cm wide. 

Wetland status: UPL. 

Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent. 

Origin: Europe. 

Habitat: Escaped from cultivation. Dry, sterile soil. 

Notes: A broom, flowers formerly used in to make a yellow dye (Bailey and Bailey 1976). (Accessed 4/2014).