Scientific name: Cytisus scoparius
Category: Trees and bushes
Nature Stars: 60
About: A large shrub, similar in appearance and habitats to Gorse, but not spiny.
How to identify: Similar to Gorse, but without the spines, and with short, flattened leaves and larger yellow flowers.
Fantastic fact: During the summer, the seed pods of Broom explode with a cracking sound in the sun, spreading their seeds.
Photograph credit: Anita Gould