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is a genus of about 80 species of flowering plant
The flowering plants , also known as Angiospermae or Magnoliophyta, are the most diverse group of land plants. Angiosperms are seed-producing plants like the gymnosperms and can be distinguished from the gymnosperms by a series of synapomorphies...
s in the family Fabaceae
The Fabaceae or Leguminosae, commonly known as the legume, pea, or bean family, is a large and economically important family of flowering plants. The group is the third largest land plant family, behind only the Orchidaceae and Asteraceae, with 730 genera and over 19,400 species...
, native to Asia
Asia is the world's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the eastern and northern hemispheres. It covers 8.7% of the Earth's total surface area and with approximately 3.879 billion people, it hosts 60% of the world's current human population...
and eastern Europe
Europe is, by convention, one of the world's seven continents. Comprising the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, Europe is generally 'divided' from Asia to its east by the watershed divides of the Ural and Caucasus Mountains, the Ural River, the Caspian and Black Seas, and the waterways connecting...
They are shrub
A shrub or bush is distinguished from a tree by its multiple stems and shorter height, usually under 5–6 m tall. A large number of plants may become either shrubs or trees, depending on the growing conditions they experience...
s or small tree
A tree is a perennial woody plant. It is most often defined as a woody plant that has many secondary branches supported clear of the ground on a single main stem or trunk with clear apical dominance. A minimum height specification at maturity is cited by some authors, varying from 3 m to...
s growing 1-6 m (3-20 ft) tall. They have even-pinnate leaves
A leaf is an organ of a vascular plant, as defined in botanical terms, and in particular in plant morphology. Foliage is a mass noun that refers to leaves as a feature of plants....
with small leaflets, and solitary or clustered mostly yellow (rarely white or pink) flowers and bearing seeds in a linear pod.
species are used as food plants by the larva
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e of some Lepidoptera
Lepidoptera is a large order of insects that includes moths and butterflies . It is one of the most widespread and widely recognizable insect orders in the world, encompassing moths and the three superfamilies of butterflies, skipper butterflies, and moth-butterflies...
species including Dark Dagger
The Dark Dagger is a moth of the family Noctuidae. It is distributed throughout Europe , Turkey, the Near East, the European part of Russia, southern Siberia, the Ural, the Russian Far East , the Korean Peninsula, China and Japan .This...
- Caragana ambigua Stocks
- Caragana arborescens
Caragana arborescens, or Caragana or Siberian peashrub, is a species of legume. It is a perennial shrub growing to heights of 12 feet or more. Typically, it has a moderate to fast growth rate, being able to grow one to three feet during the first year after trimming. The plant is native to Siberia...
- Caragana aurantiaca Koehne
- Caragana boisii C.K.Schneid.
- Caragana brachyantha Rech.f.
- Caragana brevifolia Kom.
- Caragana brevispina Royle ex Benth.
- Caragana bungei Ledeb.
- Caragana camilli-schneideri Kom.
- Caragana chamlague LAMRK
- Caragana conferta Benth.
- Caragana davazamcii Sancz.
- Caragana decorticans Hemsl.
- Caragana densa Kom.
- Caragana erinacea Kom.
- Caragana franchetiana Kom.
- Caragana frutex (L.) K.Koch
- Caragana gerardiana Royle ex Benth.
- Caragana grandiflora DC.
- Caragana jubata (Pall.) Poir.
- Caragana korshinskii Kom.
- Caragana leucophloea Pojark.
Caragana leveillei Kom.
Caragana manshurica (Kom.) Kom.
Caragana microphylla Lam.
Caragana pleiophylla (Regel) Pojark.
Caragana polourensis Franch.
Caragana pruinosa Kom.
Caragana pygmaea is a flowering plant species in the genus Caragana....
Caragana roborovskyi Kom.
Caragana rosea Turcz. ex Kom.
Caragana sinica is a species belonging to the genus Caragana.Caragana sinica is known to produce α-viniferin, a stilben trimer showing acetylcholinesterase inhibitory activity and two stilbene tetramers kobophenol A, and carasinol B....
Caragana sophoraelia Tausch
Caragana spinosa (L.) Vahl ex Hornem.
Caragana stenophylla Pojark.
Caragana tangutica Maxim. ex Kom.
Caragana tibetica Maxim. ex Kom.
Caragana tragacanthoides (Pall.) Poir.
Caragana turkestanica Kom.
Caragana ulicina Stocks
Caragana versicolor Benth.