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Spargolo, Sarothamnus scoparius

Family of leguminosae

Many people confuse this plant, also called "scopa", with the broom, which is much more elegant than the former. This plant covers with yellow flowers which are lighter than the ones of broom and along its grooved stems, together with flowers, there are numerous small leaves.

The infusion of flowers has diuretic effects and it is recommended to cure rheumatism and gout.

Picture and text of Tebaldo Lorini
Translated by Gianna Toni

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