French broom USDA PLANTS Symbol: GEMO2
U.S. Nativity: Exotic
Habit: Shrub or Subshrub
Genista monspessulana (L.) L. Johnson

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Taxonomic Rank: Magnoliopsida: Fabales: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
Synonym(s): Cape broom, Montpellier broom
Native Range: Africa, temp. Asia, Europe (GRIN);

Identification, Biology, Control and Management Resources

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Infestation;
Barry Rice, sarracenia.com, Bugwood.org
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Infestation; Hillside invasion
John M. Randall, The Nature Conservancy, Bugwood.org
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Infestation; ...Many plants
John M. Randall, The Nature Conservancy, Bugwood.org
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Plant(s); One plant...
John M. Randall, The Nature Conservancy, Bugwood.org
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Flower(s);
John M. Randall, The Nature Conservancy, Bugwood.org
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Flower(s);
John M. Randall, The Nature Conservancy, Bugwood.org
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Flower(s);
John M. Randall, The Nature Conservancy, Bugwood.org
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Fruit(s);
John M. Randall, The Nature Conservancy, Bugwood.org
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EDDMapS Distribution:
This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts and records obtained from USDA Plants Database. For more information, visit www.eddmaps.org
 


State(s) Where Reported invasive.
Based on state level agency and organization lists of invasive plants from WeedUS database.

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U.S. National Parks where reported invasive:
Redwood National Park (California)
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (Californina)



Invasive Listing Sources:
California Invasive Plant Council
Faith Campbell, 1998
Jil M. Swearingen, Survey of invasive plants occurring on National Park Service lands, 2000-2007
John Randall, The Nature Conservancy, Survey of TNC Preserves, 1995.
Native Plant Society of Oregon, 2008
Pacific Northwest Exotic Pest Plant Council, 1998
Reichard, Sarah. 1994.  Assessing the potential of invasiveness in woody plants introduced in North America. University of Washington Ph.D. dissertation.