French Broom Plant. When introduced to a new area french broom can become an invasive plant. It was probably introduced to california in the mid 1800’s, and is now one of the most pervasive and destructive invasive plant species in many parts of the state.
Genista lydia (lydian broom) grows 2 feet tall and spreads 3 feet. Photosynthetic tissue of french broom is in leaf tissue. Monspessulana) is an upright, evergreen shrub, commonly to ten feet tall.
Genista Hispanica (Spanish Gorse) Reaches 3 Feet Tall And Spreads At Least 7 Feet Wide.
Specimen at southern oregon university, ashland, oregon. It was probably introduced to california in the mid 1800’s, and is now one of the most pervasive and destructive invasive plant species in many parts of the state. Monspessulana) is an upright, evergreen shrub, commonly to ten feet tall.
| Photo Courtesy Santa Lucia Conservancy.
On the mainland, there aren’t any problems. It displaces native plant and forage species, and makes reforestation difficult. French broom is an excellent fuel ignitor and will quickly make small fires into large fires.
It Has Round Stems That Are Covered With Silvery, Silky Hair, And Small Leaves That Are Arranged In Groups Of Three.
Buy cytisus ‘lena’ from thompson & morgan; Table 1 shows identifying features of these four broom species. With each small flower are three green leaves which.
The Branches Look Almost Bare Because The Leaves Are Very Small, Only About 1/2 Of An Inch.
Its green arching stems are covered with golden yellow flowers in may and june. The 10 inch long pods are covered with hairs. French broom is reported as an invasive plant in the british isles and even in portugal.
Ususally Arranged In Groups Of Three.
Usda nrcs national plant data team. A manual of the higher plants of oregon, 2nd ed. Controlling french broom ken moore french broom is native to the mediterranean area of europe.