Invasive Plant Species on the Sunshine Coast

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Scotch Broom (Cytisus Scoparius)

About Scotch Broom

Scotch Broom grows up to 3 m (9ft) in height and is an invasive woody shrub that grows prolifically throughout southwestern British Columbia. The broom flower is yellow and pea-like and it may have a red marking in the middle. Its fragrance can produce an allergic reaction in some people. Broom changes the chemistry in the soil around it so that native plants can’t grow there. It grows quickly, posing a serious threat to birds, butterflies and biodiversity. Broom contains high amounts of oil, a flammable material that increases the fire hazard to local communities.

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