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  Cytisus scoparius
 
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Cytisus scoparius (L.) Link, Enum. Hort. Berol. 2: 241. 1823. Spartium scoparius L., Sp. Pl. 709. 1753. Sarothamus scoparius (L.) W.D.J. Koch, Syn. Fl. Germ. Helv. (ed. 1) 152. 1837.
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  English name(s): Scotch broom
  Description: Well-branched shrub; branches 5-angled. Leaves 3-foliolate at base, simple above, subsessile, adpressed-pubescent; leaflets elliptic-oblong to obovate, 18 x 4 mm. Flower axillary, solitary, 3 x 2 cm; pedicel 1 cm, glabrous. Calyx glabrous, half as long as pedicel; lobes 5 mm, abaxial lobe 2-toothed. Corolla bright yellow, shortly clawed; standard 2 x 2 cm; wings and keels 2 x 1 cm. Stamens 10, monadelphous; sheath 1 cm; 6 stamens longer, 4 shorter. Ovary 1 cm, densely white pubescent with elongate hairs; style 2 cm, curved. Pod to 3.5 x 0.8 cm, black, hairy along sutures.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-December
  District(s): Idukki
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  Habitat: Forest plantations and degraded forest areas
  Distribution: Native of Mediterranean regions, naturalised in India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: Yes
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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