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Cytisus scoparius

Cytisus scoparius (L.) Link

Sarothamnus scoparius

Common Broom, Scotch Broom

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderFabalesLegumes (pea and bean families)
FamilyFabaceaeLegume family (peas and beans)
GenusCytisusFrom Greek kutisus, a type of clover
Speciesscoparius“Broom-like,” for the plant structure

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Cytisus scoparius description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 18 May 2012.

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Cytisus scoparius (Common Broom, Scotch Broom)

From Koehler’s Medicinal Plants (1887) · 1/1/2000

Cytisus scoparius (Common Broom, Scotch Broom)

8/26/2007 · Cape Kiwanda, Pacific City, OR
≈ 9 × 6" (23 × 15 cm)

Cytisus scoparius (Common Broom, Scotch Broom)

8/26/2007 · Cape Kiwanda, Pacific City, OR
≈ 4½ × 6½' (1.4 × 2 m)

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