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Genista linifolia  L.
Mediterranean broom
Genista linifolia 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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Genus: Genista
Family: Fabaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF + PLANTSCytisus linifolius
PLANTSTeline linifolia
Information about  Genista linifolia from other sources

[Wikipedia] Europe, North Africa, Canary Islands native: Genista linifolia is a species of broom known by the common names Mediterranean broom,[1] needle-leaved broom[2] and flax broom. It is native to southwestern Europe, North Africa, and the Canary Islands. (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)

[Cal-IPC] Invasive: Genista linifolia (Mediterranean broom) is a shrub (family Fabaceae) with yellow flowers and thin narrow leaves found in the Channel Islands and north and south coast ranges of California. It is native to the Canary Islands, western Mediterranean and northern Africa. It favors woodlands, grasslands, and riparian and bottomland habitat. It reproduces via seed and is dispersed by animals, water, mud and machinery. Cal-IPC Rating: Watch (contributed 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: 04/13/2024).