Calflora
Taxon  Report   3774    
Genista monspessulana  (L.) L. A. S. Johnson
French broom
Genista monspessulana
© 2015 Barry Breckling
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Genista monspessulana
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Genista monspessulana
© 2008 Gary McDonald
Genista monspessulana, a dicot, is a shrub that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild. Cal-IPC rating: High

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Genista monspessulana
© 2018 Colleen Herr
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Genista
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Cytisus monspessulanus
PLANTS: Teline monspessulana
More information about  Genista monspessulana
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (GEMO2)

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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 15, 2018).