extensive spread and flowering of scottish broom in upper Kowai River, showing its invasion of native grey scrub and eventually leading to aerial spray control and consequent further erosion of the native montane shrubland community (2nd picture)
During our brief stop at Culverden Scientific Reserve, we pulled out some of the Scotch broom scattered about.
Single larger flowering plant, several scattered in area. Native broom nearby and many other natives all around.
Among sedges or tussocks
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.