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Common name

English: Broom Tops

German: Besenginster

Portuguese: Chamiça, Giesta-brava

Spanish: Escoba negra

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2611)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2511)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2123)

      Order: Fabales (239)

        Family: Fabaceae (239)(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 Eugène Bourgeau (1813–1877), 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

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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