Broom Cytisus scoparius

The dazzling, vanilla-scented flowers of broom brighten many moors.

It is a non-spiny shrub whose seed pods turn black when they are fully ripe.

Broom is one of the flowering plants we keep track of in the National Plant Monitoring Survey - click here to find out how you can help out.

Habitat

Heaths and sea-cliffs.

Best time to see

Flowers all year, but best in April-May.

Did you know...

When the first jetty was built beside the Clyde at the Broomielaw in 1662, the area was a grassy meadow with lots of Broom bushes, hence the name!

County flower of Glasgow.