Broom is a bright yellow flowered, much branched shrub. It is a weed in waste areas, river beds, hill country and waste places.
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Broom is bushy shrub which grows up to 3 metres tall. It has yellow flowers which produce explosive seed pods. Broom is seen spreading across exposed hillsides, river beds, and low fertility farmland in many parts of New Zealand but it is also common on roadsides, in waste areas and will invade gardens.
Did You Know
- Broom is a common weed found throughout New Zealand in riverbeds, hedgerows, scrub land and hill country.
- Latin names: Broom - Cytisus scoparius, White broom - Cytisus multiflorus, Spanish broom - Spartium junceum.