Broom series
Section: shrb Series Dominated by Shrubs
Series formation: 
Series height:<6 m
Series canopy cover:c
Series ground layer:s
Elevation range (lower):0
(upper):   1000
Wetland information:[not available]
Upland information: Uplands:all slopes.
Reference:Boyd (1985a, 1985b), McClintock (1985a, 1985b), Mountjoy (1979).
Comments:Invasiveness of broom is well appreciated. Ten species of broom or gorse from four legume genera are included in this series. The Jepson Manual recognizes three Cytisus , five Genista , one Spartium , and one Ulex in California. French broom, Spanish broom, and Scotch broom are the major invading brooms of disturbed areas in the state. The following are uncommon or locally common: Cytisus multiflorus , Cytisus striatus , Genista canariensis , Genista linifolia , Genista maderensis , Genista stenopetala , and Ulex europaea . In areas where trees form dense canopies with age, broom is killed; however a persistent seed bank remains. The treatment here is broad, recognizing the importance of these introduced species in the veg etation of California.
Plot based descriptions:not available.
Series Association:[not available]
FormationTemperate broad-leaved evergreen shrubland
Geographical associated regions: View Regions for: Broom series
Representative Image: View Representative Photograph for: Broom series
Common species: View common species for: Broom series

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