Cytisus scoparius Fabaceae Common Broom

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Description - This grows as an upright shrub 1-2 metres in height, with dark green stems and small leaves, and large, scented yellow pea-flowers in April. The plant does not have the silver look, caused by dense hairs, of the subspecies Prostrate Broom.

Habitat - It is mainly a coastal plant, although occasionally found inland, usually in areas of poor, sandy soil.

Comments - This is not a very common plant. It is not difficult to distinguish from the subspecies.

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