Pest plant - English broom

  • Fact sheet
  • August 2015
english-broom
Typical growth of English broom

English Broom (Cytisus scoparius) is also known as Scotch broom, Common broom and Spanish broom, and invades natural ecosystems; it competes with indigenous plants and changes fauna habitat. On pasture broom forms thickets, preventing grazing and restricting access to water.

Description

Why is it a problem?

Distribution

Ecology

How it spreads

Seed is dispersed by:

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