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Cytisus multiflorus  (L'Hér.) Sweet
Spanish broom,   White spanishbroom
Cytisus multiflorus is a shrub that is not native to California.
There is a high risk of this plant becoming invasive in California according to Cal-IPC.
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Observation Search
~15 records in California
redone or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

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Genus: Cytisus
Family: Fabaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Information about  Cytisus multiflorus from other sources

[Wikipedia] Iberian Peninsula native: It is native to the Iberian Peninsula, especially frequent in the western half in central and northern interior Portugal[6] and central and northern western Spain.[7] It is better known as an introduced species on other continents, including Australia and North America, where it has become a weed in agricultural land and an invasive species in natural habitats. (link added by Mary Ann Machi)

[Wikipedia] Noxious weed: This plant is a serious noxious weed of agricultural fields and a colonizing invasive plant in wild lands in parts of Australia and California,[8] where it was first introduced as an ornamental shrub for its prolific white flowers. It is still sometimes grown and sold for landscaping purposes despite its status as a pest plant, with new industry and public education programs resulting (link added by Mary Ann Machi)

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 07/21/2024).