Taxon  Report   9853 
Cytisus scoparius  (L.) Link  var. scoparius   (not an active name)
Scotch broom
Cytisus scoparius var. scoparius, a dicot, is a shrub that is not native to California.
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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Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Cytisus
Parent Record Cytisus scoparius
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Name Status:
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PLANTS: Sarothamnus scoparius
NOTE: Cytisus scoparius var. scoparius is not an active name in the Calflora species table.
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USDA PLANTS Profile (CYSCS2)

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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 06, 2016).

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