Ononis spinosa
Ononis spinosa
Ononis spinosa
Ononis spinosa
Ononis spinosa
Ononis spinosa

Ononis spinosa

Spiny Restharrow

Fabaceae

Height

60 - 70 cm

Flower colour

pink

Flowering time

August - September

Foliage colour

green

Sunlight

sun - partial shade

Soil

poor, sandy, calcium rich

pH

neutral - alkaline

Hardiness

hardy

Plant range

Europe

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.

Propagation:


Seed - sown in September - November.

Seed just covered and stored outside until germination.

​The plant is covered in long, sharp thorns.

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