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Portuguese broom, escobón

Cytisus striatus


2 meters high shrub. Sparse leaves. Yellow legume flowers. Pods covered in white hairs. Used as combustible and to sweep the streets in the old times in Spain.


This plant is native to the Iberian Peninsula. Spotted in a small oak and chestnut tree forest.

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O Saviñao, Galicia, Spain

Spotted on Aug 8, 2012
Submitted on Sep 21, 2012

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