Cytisus scoparius (L.)Link

Common name

English: Broom Tops

German: Besenginster

Portuguese: Chami莽a, Giesta-brava

Spanish: Escoba negra

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2036)

      Order: Fabales (229)

        Family: Fabaceae (229) (family description)

          Genus: Cytisus (2)

           Epithet: scoparius (L.)Link (1)

Synonyms: Sarothamnus bourgaei Boiss., Sarothamnus oxyphyllus Boiss., Sarothamnus scoparius (L.)Koch, Sarothamnus vulgaris Wimm., Spartium scoparium L.

bourgaei => in honor of Eug猫ne Bourgeau (1813鈥1877), French botanist

oxyphyllus => sharp leaves

scoparium => broom-like, from lat. 'scopa' for broom

scoparius => broom like habit

vulgaris => common, everyday

Characteristics

Climate: temperate

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: yellow

External links

Check for Cytisus scoparius at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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