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Utah State University Archive, Utah State University,

Scotch broom

Cytisus scoparius

Scotch broom (Cytisus scoparius) is an invasive plant. It is a native of Europe and was first detected in Oregon in 1998.

Scotch broom shrub has become an invasive species throughout the Pacific Northwest, where it competes with native plants and forms dense stands that are difficult to manage and remove.