Coronilla varia
Family Leguminosae

* Flowers clover-like, clustered, bicolored pink and white.
* Leaves compound, with 8-12 pairs of opposite, narrow oval-shaped leaflets.
* Stems creeping.
* Height: 8-12".

Natural History:
* Flowers June - August.
* Habitat: Roadsides, meadows.
* Range: Eastern United States.
* Introduced from Europe.

* "The seed of Axwoort openeth the stoppings of the liver, the obstruction of the spleen, and of all the inward parts."
-John Gerard, 1633

* The name Axseed comes from the seed pods of the plant; they are shaped like axeheads.


Created by: Allaire Diamond and Jiasuey Hsu
Maintained by: Nick Rodenhouse
Created: July 31, 1998
Last Modified: November 21, 2008