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Portuguese Broom

Cytisus striatus

Plant Description

Woody perennial shrub with many stems, small, sparse leaves and yellow pea-like flowers. Resembles Scotch broom.

Plant Details

Life Forms
ODA Listing
Soil and Moisture Conditions
Suggested Actions
Shade Preference
Mature Height 6-10'
Distribution Found on sites near Florence and Cottage Grove, and occasionally on roadsides and old plantings.
Control Hand-pull small plants when soil is wet. Cut or dig larger plants before flowering to prevent seed set.
Disposal Methods Seed pods should be bagged and placed in municipal waste.
Reproduction and Spread Seeds form in pods and can last for up to 60 years in the soil.
Introduced Originally from Spain and Portugal, it was introduced to stabilize sand dunes and as an ornamental.
Look Alikes Scotch broom and other brooms.
Impact highly competitive to native shrubs and trees and aids in wildfire ignition and spread.
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