OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Cytisus scoparius   FAMILY Fabaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cytisus scoparius var. scoparius   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-13-001:
Cytisus scoparius   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Scotch Broom


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JK Marlow    jkm0404zc_01

April    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

Flowers bright yellow, in terminal racemes, per Weakley's Flora (2015).

image of Cytisus scoparius, Scotch Broom

JK Marlow    jkm0404zc_09

April    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

A stiffly branched shrub, per Newcomb's Wildflower Guide.

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JK Marlow    jkm070609_025b

June    Pickens County    SC

Seedpods are fuzzy on the edges, flattish, per Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control.

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Tom Heutte, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org    bug_1196110

Month Unknown        

Twigs angled or flanged, green. Lower leaves trifoliate, upper oft unifoliate, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Cytisus scoparius, Scotch Broom

Steve Hurst, USDA NRCS PLANTS Database, Bugwood.org    bug_5307029

Month Unknown        

image of Cytisus scoparius, Scotch Broom

Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org     bug_5447440

Month Unknown        

image of Cytisus scoparius, Scotch Broom

Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org     bug_5447455

Month Unknown        

image of Cytisus scoparius, Scotch Broom

Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org     bug_5447461

Month Unknown        

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Nisa Karimi, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Bugwood.org    bug_5506115

Month Unknown        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Cytisus scoparius   FAMILY Fabaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cytisus scoparius var. scoparius   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-13-001:
Cytisus scoparius   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

431

Shrub
Perennial

Non-native: Europe

Habitat: Roadbanks, woodland borders, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Palmately compound: 3(1) leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellow
Bilaterally symmetrical
2-lipped campanulate calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
Superior ovary

Flowers in terminal racemes

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Legume

 

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