Definition of Spartium junceum

1. Noun. Tall thornless shrub having pale yellow flowers and flexible rushlike twigs used in basketry; of southwestern Europe and Mediterranean; naturalized in California.

Exact synonyms: Spanish Broom, Weaver's Broom
Generic synonyms: Broom
Group relationships: Genus Spartium, Spartium

Lexicographical Neighbors of Spartium Junceum

Sparaxis tricolor
Sparmannia africana
Sparrow Unit
Spartina cynosuroides
Spartina pectinmata
Spartium junceum (current term)
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Literary usage of Spartium junceum

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"Spartium junceum (6 to 8 feet). Rhamnus californica (8 to 10 feet). Ceanothus in variety (6 to 10 feet). Cytisus in variety (6 to 8 feet). ..."

2. A History of Inventions, Discoveries, and Origins by Johann Beckmann (1846)
"This spartum of the Greeks, or Spartium junceum of the botanists, is the species called by Pliny, book xxxix. chap. 9, genista, and which he improperly ..."

3. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention (1902)
"Spartium junceum : Calyx deeply cleft to the base on one side only ; style curved, not rolled.—Pharm. Journ., July 27, 1901, 89 ; from Journ. Pharm. Chim. ..."

4. The Fibrous Plants of India Fitted for Cordage, Clothing, and Paper: With an by John Forbes Royle (1855)
"31), we have stated that Stipa tenacissima was no doubt one of the kinds of Spartum of the ancients, and that Spartium junceum was probably another. ..."

5. Plant-geography Upon a Physiological Basis by Andreas Franz Wilhelm Schimper (1903)
"... Spartium junceum, Rhamnus Alaternus, Cercis Siliquastrum, Erica multiflora. In the warmest parts of Southern France, on the coasts of Provence, ..."

6. The History of Silk, Cotton, Linen, Wool, and Other Fibrous Substances by Clinton G. Gilroy (1845)
"The Indians have a plant, bearing a very close and striking resemblance to the Spartium junceum, which they employ just as the natives of Bas Languedoc ..."

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