Taxon  Report   3774 
Genista monspessulana  (L.) L. Johnson
French broom
Genista monspessulana
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Genista monspessulana
© 2008 Gary McDonald
Genista monspessulana
© 2008 Neal Kramer
Genista monspessulana, a dicot, is a shrub that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.
It is an invasive plant. The California Invasive Plant Council classifies its potential impact on native ecosystems as high (plant profile / CalWeedMapper).

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Genista monspessulana
© 2015 Barry Breckling
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Genista
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Cytisus monspessulanus
PLANTS: Teline monspessulana
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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: May 01, 2016).

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