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Cytisus scoparius subsp. scoparius
Plant Form: Erect multi-stemmed shrub.
Size: Up to 4 m tall.
Stem: Numerous with pronounced ridges, sometimes woody.
Leaves: Small opposite narrow leaves or absent.
Flowers: Yellow pea-like, 2 cm long, singular or in pairs, can appear dense.
Fruit and Seeds: Brown to black pea-like pods up to 7 cm long. Containing 5-22 yellowish brown to olive seeds.
Habitat: Typically areas over 500 mm of rain. Many suitable habitats. River banks, forest margins and roadside areas.
Distinguishing Features: Stem ridges and small or absent leaves help distinguish from other brooms.