Laburnum - Laburnum anagyroides


The common laburnum is well known for its pendulous racemes of pea-like, sweet-scented yellow flowers borne in May. The plant can be shrub-like or develop into a small tree up to 7m tall. All parts of the plant, especially the seeds, are poisonous to humans, horses and goats.

Identification difficulty

Damp and mild habitats, especially on calcareous soils.

When to see it

All year, flowering in May.

UK Status

Introduced/naturalised. Common across most of UK. Much planted and regularly self-sown.

VC55 Status

Believed to be common.

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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