©The World Botanical Associates Web Page
Prepared by Richard W. Spjut
January 2013

Spartium junceum
California: Santa Barbara Co.
June 2012

Spartium junceum
California: Angeles Natl. Forest
Nov 2003, SPJ-16349

Spartium junceum
California: Trinity Natl. Forest
Sep 2002, SPJ-15013


Trees and Shrubs of Kern County (Jan 2013)

*Spartium junceum Linnaeus 1753. Spanish broom.  An introduced shrub characterized by having many erect leafless green stems; leaves when present simple; flowering Apr–Jun; flowers yellow, conspicuous in terminal racemes; fruit ~10× longer than wide, 5–10 cm long, dehiscent.  Reported by Moe to be common along Hwy 178 in the lower part of Kern Canyon.