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Cytisus scoparius

Submitted by Linda Rohleder on Wed, 05/11/2016 - 12:52


Terrestrial Plant
Species (Common): 
Scotch broom

Cytisus scoparius: Scotch broom

Plant Identification:

  • Growth form: perennial shrub
  • Leaf: compound, alternate and simple
  • Flower: typically bright yellow (cultivars range from pale yellow to pink to red);2-2.5cm in length; bloom in late May or June
  • Fruit: brownish pods (legumes); ripen in late summer
  • Seeds: small, 2mm; multicolored (green, brown, dark brown, rusty); round to obovate shape

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