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In its native range in the Mediterranean region, G. monspessulana is widespread but only locally abundant. It tends to form small populations. Description. French broom is an upright, evergreen shrub that commonly grows to 10 ft. tall. It has round stems that are covered with silvery, silky hair, and small. Genista monspessulana. In: Fire Effects Information System, [Online]. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire.

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Chemical Control The main chemicals used to control brooms are picloram, triclopyr, glyphosate, fluroxypyr and metsulfuron Parsons and Cuthbertson, Plants grow to 3 m. Soil Tolerances Top of page Soil drainage free Soil reaction acid neutral Soil texture light medium Special soil tolerances infertile shallow. Calyx mm hairy in two parts, the upper lip deeply two toothed and the lower monspessulna indistinctly three toothed.

Please consider upgrading your browser to the latest version or installing a new browser. Herbicide injection drilling, filling and frilling has also been trialed Gillespie, The addition of some surfactants to glyphosate and metsulfuron increase the level of control achieved by these chemicals.

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This suite of plants is common in European shrublands. The bright yellow flowers are pea-shaped mm long and borne on very short stalks i. One mature plant can produce 10, seeds per season.

Genista monspessulana

The leaves are evergreentrifoliate with three narrow obovate leaflets, 1—2 centimetres 0. A widely naturalised species that is mostly found in the temperate regions of southern Australia. Goats can be trained to be quite selective at least within the vegetation structure, monspsesulana example they can effectively strip flowers.


The wedge-peas Gompholobium spp. Plants establish best after soil or vegetation disturbance, caused by animals, fire or herbicide treatments, for example. Leaves are shed one year later as new monspessulanx are produced in spring higher up the shoot.

Genista monspessulana

Where does this species come from? Bracts of the lowermost two to three flowers sub-foliaceous, trifoliolate, those of the upper flowers reduced, unifoliolate. Holocarpha macradenia Santa Cruz tarplant. Appearance Genista monspessulana is a perennial leafy leguminous shrub that grows up to 9. Las Leguminosas Argentinas Silvestres y Genistw.

Flora of California, Vol. Genista monspessulanawebpage for taxonomic serial number retrieved May 19, University of Southamptom, UK. California, Oregon and Washingtonsouthern South America i. Flowering is early season; February until early June or July in Coastal California, USA; Bossard, with seed pod dehiscence in July in the northern hemisphere and August until November with seed pod dehiscence in January in the southern hemisphere. Retrieved from ” https: Unpublished file report al Specific chemicals are appropriate for specific situations, such as proximity to water courses.

This is consistent with populations being generated by pulsed opportunities for recruitment associated with fire and other disturbance. Cape broom; French broom; soft broom; teline Spanish: All forms of mechanical removal require monitoring genosta treated areas for regrowth from stumps and the seedbank.

Old plants are also rarer in the native range. The invasive Genista monspessulana is native to Europe.

Genista monspessulana – Wikipedia

Sheldon Navie close-up of younger stems and hairy leaf undersides Photo: Acme Agency Candolle AP de, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Invaded habitats include coastal plains, mountain slopes, riverbanks, road cuts, forest clear-cuts, grassland and open canopy forest on a wide range of soil types. Flowers in late winter-spring to late summer-autumn. Sheldon Navie close-up of flowers Photo: Park Science, Spring Issue.


Specificity of rhizobia nodulating Genista monspessulana and Genista linifolia in vitro and in field situations. At least 90 arthropod species are associated with Montpellier broom in Europe, and several other generalist species are now found on broom in its exotic range Sheppard, ; Sheppard and Thomann, French broom, Genista monspessulanagrows to 1—2. Assessing the potential of invasiveness in woody plants introduced in North America. Cape broom Genista monspessulana is the most widespread of several broom species that have invaded southern Australia and was recently determined to be infesting over hectares in south-eastern Australia.

Age structures in the native range are mostly bell shaped with age classes of years dominant, few new recruits and few older plants Lloyd, Management is most effective using fire-based integrated weed management in areas that cannot wait for the long-term biocontrol solution.

International Legume Database and Information Service. Genista stenopetala leafy broom and particularly G. Survey of distribution and monspessulaan of Genista brooms in NSW.

Applications need to be made in periods of active growth after flower formation, but before seed dehiscence. Woody weed control in the Dandenong Ranges National Park.