Latin Name:

Cytisus scoparius

Manx Name:



April - June

Locations where this species is found:
River Neb Silverburn River

These flowers can be easily mistaken for gorse, but lack gorse's sharp thorns and are recognizable by their tall, straight stems.

The name Broom comes from the old english word "Brom", which means "coarse shrub". True to its name, the long stems of this plant were ideal for making brooms.

Broom prefers sandy soil and is often found on riverbanks. Its Manx name is "giucklagh".
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