Common Laburnum (Golden Chain Tree)

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Common laburnum (Laburnum anagyroides).

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Name:
Unknown

Illustration

Subject:
Plants
Technique:
Wood Engraving
Format:
Portrait (taller)

Book

Title:
Nouveau dictionnaire encyclopédique universel illustré
Author:
Trousset, Jules (under the direction of)
Publisher:
Paris: La Librairie Illustrée, 1885-1891
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Description:

The common laburnum is small tree of the Fabaceae family, native to southern Europe from France to the Balkan Peninsula. It is remarkable for its pendant clusters of bright yellow pea-flowers, which makes it a popular ornamental tree and explains its common name: golden chain tree. Its dark-colored wood can be used in cabinetwork. It is also very toxic and could be dangerous to grow around young children as any part of the tree may cause poisoning.

The caption reads in the original French: Cytise aubour (Cytinus laburnum).

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