Taxon: Caragana arborescens Lam.

Genus: Caragana
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Hedysareae
Nomen number: 8923
Place of publication: Encycl. 1:615. 1785
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 14-Jan-2000 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 14-Jan-2000
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 13 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Bee plants: honey production (fide Leg NEurasia)
  • Environmental: erosion control (fide Leg NEurasia)
  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Leg ErWild)
  • Gene sources: graft stock (graft stock for Halimodendron fide Eur Gard F)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China Gansu, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Nei Monggol, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Xinjiang
    • Middle Asia: Kazakhstan ; Kyrgyzstan
    • Mongolia: Mongolia
    • Siberia: Russian Federation Altay, Buryatia, Gorno-Altay, Irkutsk, Kemerovo, Khakassia, Krasnoyarsk, Novosibirsk, Tomsk, Tuva, Yakutia-Sakha

  • Naturalized

  • Europe

    • Europe
  • Northern America

    • Canada ; United States

  • Cultivated

  • Asia-Temperate

    • Eastern Asia: Korea
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
  • Europe

    • Europe
  • Northern America

    • Canada ; United States


  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. (F China)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  • Fedorov, A. A., ed. Florae partis europaeae URSS. (F Eur USSR)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • Fu, Y. C. et al. Flora intramongolica. (F InnMong)
  • Graham, E. H. Legumes for erosion control and wildlife. USDA Misc. Publ. 412. (Leg ErWild)
  • Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency)
  • Hoang, H.-D. et al. 1997. Additional notes to the checklist of Korean cultivated plants (5). Consolidated summary and indexes Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 44:357.
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Inst. Bot. V. L. Komarova, Acad. Sci. URSS Plantae asiae centralis. (F CAsia)
  • Jordanov, D. et al., eds. Flora na narodna republika Balgarija. (F Bulg)
  • Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. Flora SSSR. (F USSR)
  • Krasnoborov, I. M., ed. Flora of Siberia (English translation). 2000- (F Siberia)
  • Krüssmann, G. Manual of cultivated broad-leaved trees and shrubs (English translation of Handbuch der Laubgehölze. 1976). 1984 (Krussmann)
  • Kunkel, G. Plants for human consumption. 1984 (L Edible Pl)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  • Sell, P. & G. Murrell Flora of Great Britain and Ireland. (F GB Ire)
  • Spencer, R. Horticultural flora of southeastern Australia. (Hort F SE Aust)
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea. (F Eur)
  • University of Georgia, Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health invasive and exotic species of North America (on-line resource). (Invasive Species)
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. (Eur Gard F)
  • Welsh, S. L. 1978. Utah flora: Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Great Basin Naturalist 38:307.
  • Yakovlev, G. P. & O. A. Svyazeva 1985. O nekotorykh vidakh roda Caragana (Fabaceae) (On the species of the genus Caragana (Fabaceae)) Bot. Zhurn. (Moscow & Leningrad) 70:913.
  • Yakovlev, G. P. & O. A. Svyazeva 1987. Zametki o vidakh sektsii Caragana roda Caragana Lam. (Fabaceae) (Notae de generis Caragana Lam. (Fabaceae) section Caragana) Novosti Sist. Vyssh. Rast. 24:126.
  • Yakovlev, G. P. et al. Legumes of Northern Eurasia. 1996 (Leg NEurasia)

Check other web resources for Caragana arborescens Lam. :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database & Information Service
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Caragana arborescens cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image