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General: Pea Family (Fabaceae). Siberian peashrub is an introduced, deciduous shrub or small tree ranging between ten to fifteen feet tall. The leaves are alternate, three to five inches long, with each leaf composed of eight to twelve oval leaflets. The flowers are yellow and appear early in the season forming pods in late June or early July. As the pods ripen, they crack and burst, spreading the seeds. The young bark is smooth and olive green and becomes less vivid in color as the bark ages.
Distribution: Siberian peashrub is native to Siberia and Manchuria. In the United States, its growth is
stunted south of Nebraska. For current distribution, please consult the Plant profile page for this species on the PLANTS Web site.