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An almost leafless Eurasian shrub of the pea family, which bears a profusion of yellow flowers.
- Genus Genista, family Leguminosae: many species, including dyer’s greenweed and several kinds of broom.
- Although there are other genistas suitable for the rock garden, the species vary in hardiness and habit.
- The area is turfed with crescent shaped borders planted with deep blue cineraria, white echiums and yellow genistas and other various bedding plants.
- A variety of flowers and plants including genistas, acacias, jonquils, tulips, and palms were placed at the base of the eight towering columns.
Modern Latin, from Latin, 'broom plant'.
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