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Saturday, March 6, 2010

Scotch Broom (Cytisus scoparius)

This is the same rocky Dallas Road Beach just below Beacon Hill as in yesterday's photo but from the top of the cliff. I took it to feature the bright yellow flowering shrub in the foreground known as Scotch Broom (Cytisus scoparius). It's not a local plant and was introduced for nostalgic reasons by a Scottish settler in the 19th century. It's classed as a noxious, invasive species but there's no denying its brilliant yellow blossoms are a joy to behold.


Trillian said...

These yellow blossom are very beautiful!

Carolyn said...

So beautiful but so destructive! Great capture.

JoJo said...

I, too, was going to use the word 'noxious' to describe Scotch Broom. We're covered with it here too.

Lisa said...

Great picture. This picture makes me wonder why I live in Manitoba. When I look outside I see snow! I wish I saw green grass and flowers.