A flowering Scotch broom next to a deer fence gate that was mangled by a falling boulder during the Christchurch earthquake.
While going up Feehly Hill, saw this.
In the rear dunes.
Located on the river flat and common.
Common on the river bank.
Patches of broom establishing in extensive swampy area dominated by Carex secta. Carex geminata & stunted Kahikatea, at the back of Clarkes Flat.
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.