Name:  Spanish Broom (Spartium junceum)

Family:
  Legume (Fabaceae)

Flowering Season:
 April thru June

Notes:  An introduced shrub, it originated in the Mediterranean area.  Its stick-like branches make it look like a broom, hence its nickname.  Can reach 9 feet.

 

 

Photographs by Gabi McLean
Spanish Broom (Spartium junceum)