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  • Called "tagasaste" on the island of La Palma in the Canaries, where it originates. the species was formerly known as Cytisus proliferus.

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  • The range of the Cytisus, which is a beautiful sweet smelling shrub, is extensive, it may be included here between 3,000 and

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  • Invasive leguminous shrubs, such as Cytisus scoparius and Ulex europaeus, and the majority of herbaceous legumes are also found in open, disturbed areas

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  • A serious threat to native plant communities, especially prairie-oak woodlands, is invasion by scotchbroom (Cytisus scoguarius) and encroachment by trees as a result of fire suppression in these prairies.

    Puget lowland forests

  • Weeds include Russell lupins (Lupinus polyphyllus) around Mt. Cook, as well as broom (Cytisus scoparius) and Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesi) around Lake Sumner and the southern lakes.

    Southland montane grasslands

  • About 2,000 vascular plant species, of which between 10 to 20% are endemics – i.e. Genista berberidea, Aquilegia discolor, Armeria maritima, A. Pubigera, Cytisus ingramii, Linaria faucicola, Petrocoptis viscosa, P. grandiflora.

    Cantabrian mixed forests

  • Cork oak forests are characterized by a very rich evergreen and subtropical-like mixing of small trees and high shrubs such as Laurus nobilis, Arbutus unedo, Erica arborea, Ilex aquifolium, Phillyrea latifolia, P. angustifolia, Viburnum tinus, Cytisus villosus, and Myrtus communis.

    Mediterranean woodlands and forests

  • Tussock grasslands are threatened by exotic conifers, such as the lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta), while dryland environments are invaded by broom (Cytisus scoparius) and sweet briar (Rosa rubiginosa).

    Cantebury-Otago tussock grasslands

  • Tussock grassland species are threatened by invasion and suppression by weed species like broom (Cytisus scoparius), Corsican pine (Pinus nigra laricio), and Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesi).

    Southland temperate forests

  • He returned to the lab and cooked up a brew consisting of some exotic poisons: atropine (a naturally occurring alkaloid of atropia belladonna or deadly nightshade), sparteine (a compound derived from the European shrub Scotch broom, Cytisus scoparius), and pilocarpine hydrochloride (an alkaloid found in the leaves of a South American shrub, Pilocarpus jaborandi).

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