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Flowers:

March to July

Genista sphacelata (Leguminosae)

Small-flowered Broom

Common on dry hillsides, garigue.

This variety of broom has smaller flowers and darker-tipped spines than the similar (earlier flowering) Spiny Broom (Calcycotome villosa). Note also the simple leaves as compared to the tri-foliate leaves of C. villosa.

 

Peiga Forest 31.5.2003