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Cytisus scoparius (L.) Link

Mount Usu / Sarobetsu post-mined peatland
From left: Crater basin in 1986 and 2006. Cottongrass / Daylily

Cytisus L. (エニシダ)
Enishida (エニシダ, 金雀枝), Scotch Broom (common Broom)
Lifeform: perennial shrub
Original distribution (native area): Western and Central Europe

withstanding winter temperatures to -25°C and requiring more than 150 frost-free days (USDA 2002)

Habitat: sunny habitat on dry and/or sandy soils → weed (雑草)

Sarothamnus scoparius (L.) K. Koch
Spartium scoparium L.

ssp. scoparius
ssp. maritimus (Rouy) Heywood: native to Western Europe, on maritime cliffs. prostrate growth < 0.4 m high with downy young shoots
cv. Andreanus ホオベニエニシダ

Cytisus scoparius in New Zealand

Sedum1 Sedum2 Sedum3
[1/2] The roadside is totally covered with yellow flowers. This exotic species for New Zealand inhabits various areas in New Zealand now. New Zealand has ca 2300 native vascular plant species, while 1500-2000 species are exotic. Biological invasion (生物学的侵入) is serious problems on insular countries, including Japan. On January 4, 1997, when we went on the way Mount Tarawera in North Island, New Zealand. [3] in a large garden store, Sapporo, on November 4 2017.