Abundant in scrub
On Culloden Battlefield
Flowers being eaten by kakariki. I thought they may be eating the seed pods (there were some green ones) but they were quite definitely eating the flowers (the last photo is a still frame from video).
A type of broom? Palatable to stock. 2m tall. Heavy perfume.
Cytisus scoparius, the common broom or Scotch broom, syn. Sarothamnus scoparius, is a perennial leguminous shrub native to western and central Europe. In Britain and Ireland, the standard name is broom, but this name is also used generically for other related species (see broom), and the term common broom is sometimes used for clarification. In other English-speaking countries, the most prevalent common name is Scotch broom (or Scot's broom); English broom is also occasionally used.