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Spanish broom


A Mediterranean broom with fragrant yellow flowers and almost leafless stems which were formerly used in basketry.
  • Spartium junceum, family Leguminosae.
Example sentences
  • Mowing is effective in controlling Spanish broom if it is followed by herbicide application.
  • Beginning in the late 1930s, Spanish broom was planted along mountain highways in southern California.
  • As you have observed, the Spanish broom becomes quite large and is often not given a large enough planting site.

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