Author: Jan Scholten
English: Siberian peashrub; Siberian pea-tree; Caragana.
Region: Siberia, China, Mongolia, Kazakhstan; invasive in the United States.
Use: ornamental; bonsai; erosion control; seeds, cooked, are edible; flowers in salads; single-row field windbreaks where a dense, short barrier is desired.
Perennial shrub or small tree; 2–6 m tall; moderate to fast growth rate
Leaves: light green to dark green; alternate and compound with many small leaflets.
Flowers: fragrant; yellow; bloom in May or June.
Fruits: legumes; many seeds; twist and pop open, releasing the seeds when dry.
Pollination: by bees, pollen-consuming animals.
Dispersion: by a few songbirds.