Colutea istria, Bladder-senna,
קרקש צהוב

Scientific name:  Colutea istria Miller
Common name:   Bladder-senna
Hebrew name:   קרקש צהוב
Plant Family:  Papilionaceae, פרפרניים

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Life form:   Phanerophyte, shrub
Stems:  Ultimate height of 3m; rounded shrub
Leaves:  Deciduous; alternate, compound, pinnate
Flowers:  Papilionaceous shaped; yellow
Fruits / pods:  Green; pod inflated, closed at the apex, bladder-like, many-seeded
Flowering Period:  March, April
Habitat:  Hard rock outcrops and wadis in shrub-steppes
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes
Chorotype:  Irano-Turanian
Summer shedding:  Perennating

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Derivation of the botanical name:
Colutea, from koloutea, an ancient name for Bladder senna.
istria, Ιστρια.
  • The standard author abbreviation Miller is used to indicate Philip Miller (1691–1771), a botanist of Scottish descent.

Colutea istria, Bladder-senna, קרקש צהוב