Taxon  Report   2601 
Cytisus scoparius  (L.) Link
scotch broom,  scotchbroom
Cytisus scoparius, a dicot, is a shrub that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.
The California Invasive Plant Council classifies its potential impact on native ecosystems as high   (plant profile / CalWeedMapper).

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Cytisus scoparius
© 2009 Zoya Akulova
Cytisus scoparius
© 2008 Neal Kramer
Cytisus scoparius
© 2008 Zoya Akulova
Toxicity: MINOR   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Cytisus
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

website references on Google

Scotch Broom Removal (YouTube):  Oregon State University Extension Service

Scotch Broom Smack Down!:  Oregon State University Extension Service

FEIS: DISTRIBUTION AND OCCURRENCE:  "Scotch broom was introduced to California as an ornamental in the 1850s, was widely used for roadside erosion control in the early 1900s, and was recognized as a problem in California in the 1930s"

Jepson eFlora (TJM2)

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation. on the International Plants Names Index

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Mar 31, 2015).

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