Spanish Broom

Seen in the Santa Monica Mountains of Southern California. Many thanks to SP member Tarol, who identified this plant. Spanish Broom (Spartium junceum) is not a native species in Southern California but rather native to the Mediterranean region in southern Europe, southwest Asia, and northwest Africa. It has been introduced into many other areas, e.g. Southern California, where it is regarded as rather invasive.

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lcarreau

lcarreau - Apr 23, 2008 2:14 pm - Voted 10/10

They look like

yellow Snapdragons. I'm not familiar
with the CA wildflowers - if you could
get hold of Sp-member 'tarrol,' then
she might know.

SoCalHiker

SoCalHiker - Apr 23, 2008 3:49 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: They look like

thanks. I honestly have a very limited knowledge about the local flora here in Southern California, which is quite embarrassing. I will try to contact Tarol to find out more.

tarol

tarol - Apr 24, 2008 9:54 am - Hasn't voted

Looks like Spanish Broom

Apparently not a native species

SoCalHiker

SoCalHiker - Apr 24, 2008 11:22 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Looks like Spanish Broom

Thanks again. Spanish Broom it is.

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