Ononis

Ononis is a genus of 30 species of perennials and shrubs in the legume family, Fabaceae. They are all native to Europe. The English common name is a reference to the tough stems of some plants that could stop a harrow.

Ononis spinosa
Ononis spinosa

Spiny Restharrow

Spiny restharrow is a tall perennial with candy pink flowers. The entire plant is covered in sharp thorns.