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Portuguese broom, escobón

Cytisus striatus

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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

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arlanda
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arlanda

O Saviñao, Galicia, Spain

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

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