Invasive as hell
This alien species is highly invasive and disruptive to many ecoregions, including this mixed oak woodland.
They were growing out of a dry rock creek that leads to the ocean.
An invasive broom. Widespread and long established along this trail, unfortunately.
Succulant-like shrub near water in foothills
scotchbroom, Arroyo Seco, in coast live oak forest, elevation appx. 1000'
Common green-barked shrub growing on sunny, rocky hillside
Gray pods hairy
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.