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Habitat and Ecology. Scotch broom (Cytisus scoparius) is found along the east and west coasts of North America and in Idaho, Montana, and Utah. Native to northern Africa and parts of Europe, it was first introduced to North America on the east coast and was later introduced to California as an ornamental.What is scotscotch broom?
Scotch broom ( Cystisus scoparius) is an attractive shrub that rises to about 10 feet (3 m.) high with an open, airy growth pattern. Despite the beauty of its bright yellow spring flowers, it can easily look disheveled if not pruned correctly.What is another name for a broom plant?
Synonyms: Sarathamnus scoparius, Spartium scoparius Common names: Scotch broom; English broom; common broom Cytisus scoparius (Scotch broom) is a perennial shrub (family Fabaceae), which grows in sunny sites with dry sandy soil, and spreads rapidly through pastures, borders of forests, and roadsides.What is the difference between Scotch broom and French broom?
Scotch broom can be confused with French broom (Genista monspessulana), Portuguese broom (Cystisus striatus), and common gorse (Ulex europaeus). All species occur in similar habitats, but their appearances differ slightly. French broom has pods with hairs all over and stems that are not ridged or green.