In its native range in the Mediterranean region, G. monspessulana is widespread but only locally abundant. It tends to form small populations. Description. French broom is an upright, evergreen shrub that commonly grows to 10 ft. tall. It has round stems that are covered with silvery, silky hair, and small. Genista monspessulana. In: Fire Effects Information System, [Online]. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire.

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US Fish and Wildlife Service, c. Les rouilles des gOnets et des cytises Uromyces genistae-tinctoriae Pers. Big flushes of germination follow large-scale disturbance, droughts and fires after rain and can probably occur at any time of the year. Invaded habitats include sclerophyllous recreational and commercial forests, open woodland, along roadsides, railways and river systems from m altitude, coastal plains, mountain slopes, riverbanks, road cuts, forest clear-cuts, grassland and open canopy forest.

It is primarily found in temperate regions, but may occasionally also be present in sub-tropical regions. Kahsay-Berhe, Tothill JC, These include five other Genista species and members of the genera Cytisus four speciesRetama two speciesCalicotome one speciesSpartium one species and Ulex one species Holm et al.

Potential of Cytisus and allied genera Genisteae: The eriophyid mite Aceria genistae has also been recorded from G.


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In the native range, G. One mature plant can produce 10, seeds monspedsulana season. While there is little outward morphological variation associated with geographic distribution e.

One or more of the features that are needed to show you the maps functionality are not available in the web browser that you are using. In native woodland situations e. In key areas it co-occurs with other brooms e. In South Australia and Victoria it is classed as a noxious weed, while in Tasmania it is a ‘secondary weed’. Lowe misapplied Teline monspessulana L. Check our website at www. It is related to the common broom and Spanish broom. Foliage Leaves are alternate, three-foliate and petiolate 0.

Genista monspessulana

Guyot AL, Massenot M, In its native range, broom is a calcifuge Polunin and Smythies, Importance of quinolizidine alkaloids in the relationship between larvae of Uresiphita reversalis Lepidoptera: Bracts of the lowermost two to three flowers sub-foliaceous, trifoliolate, those of the upper flowers reduced, unifoliolate.

US Fish and Wildlife Service, Report to the land management division of the Marin municipal water district unpublished. Many plants John M. Several other species are being considered. The species is native to the Mediterranean region, and is considered an invasive plant in most places where it has been introduced. Fire is best used as part of an integrated strategy and post-fire monitoring gsnista a key requirement. A French broom control project.


It is found on coastal strips and in sunny inland areas, and does best with plentiful rainfall and sandy soils. Cape broom, Montpellier broom Native Range: This map is incomplete and is based only on nonspessulana site and county level reports made by experts and records obtained from USDA Plants Database.

When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. In Victoria, Cape broom Genista monspessulana is very widespread and is considered to be a very serious threat to gsnista integrity of many vegetation communities.

Boletim da Sociedade Broteriana, Broom a threat to native plants. Cape broom; French broom; soft broom; teline Spanish: Park Science, Spring Issue.

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Department of Crown Lands and Survey. Retrieved May 19, Invaded habitats include coastal plains, mountain slopes, riverbanks, road monspewsulana, forest clear-cuts, grassland and open canopy forest on a wide range of soil types.

California Invasive Plant Council. Seed pods are rusty brown, covered with silky hairs, usually with seeds per pod.