Common Laburnum (Laburnum anagyroides)

Laburnum anagyroides

Also known as: Golden Chain

Native: Central and southern Europe

Location: Widely cultivated for ornament throughout Europe and naturalised in some places.

Foliage

Leaves are rather downy on undersides.

Flowers

Laburnum anagyroides

Flowers open in May, each about 2.5cm.

Fruits

Laburnum anagyroides

Seed pods are 5-7.5cm and similar to those of Scotch Laburnum (Laburnum alpinum) but with a thickened edge.