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French Broom

Genista monspessulana

Description:

I spotted this French Broom plant walking the Ferry Point Loop Trail in Point Richmond, CA. The blossoms are beautiful, but it is not native to California and is considered invasive. It is native to countries surrounding the Mediterranean and in the Azores

Habitat:

Ferry Point Loop Trail in Point Richmond, CA.

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3 Comments

misako
misako 9 years ago

@Emma: I only spotted two Sierran tree frogs. One on a path and one in a cabbage! I visited the pond in the Asian section, but did not see any frogs. I'm sure with the rain there will be more out and about.
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/735...
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/732...

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

interesting spotting Misako!!
How many species of frogs did you see in the Botanical garden?

misako
misako 9 years ago

Just found that the ID for this plant is French Broom. The blossoms are beautiful, but it is not native to California and considered invasive.

misako
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misako

Richmond, California, USA

Spotted on Sep 7, 2011
Submitted on Sep 26, 2011

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