Cytisus scoparius (L.) Link

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Cytisus scoparius (L.) Link

  • Description

    Species Description - Bushy shrub to 2 m, with stiff, slender, green, 5- angled branches; lvs small, mostly 3-foliolate, or the upper 1-foliolate, the petiole 2–8 mm, the lfls obovate, 5–10 mm; fls 20–25 mm, solitary or paired in the upper axils, forming long terminal racemes; pods 3–5 cm, villous along the sutures; 2n=46. Native of Europe, well established in dry sandy soil as an escape from cult., from N.S. to Va., and on the Pacific coast. May, June.

  • Common Names

    Scotch broom