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Common deciduous shrub that sometimes can be as tall as a tree up to 4m. Complex leaves of three leaflets that have bad smell when crushed. Flowering December - April. All parts of the plant are toxic, especially the seeds because they contain the teratogenic alkaloid anagryrine.
It is a plant of the Mediterranean zone but eastwards extends to Iran. Found on limestone slopes and field boundaries up to 1200m. It resists intense grazing areas -animals usually avoid it because of the bad smell-, while bees often visit its flowers.
Spotted on Feb 12, 2018
Submitted on Feb 15, 2018