Irish wildflowers




Broom
Cytisus scoparius
Giolcach shléibhe
Family: Fabaceae

Flowering time: May - August. Deciduous shrub. Native.

Solitary bright yellow flowers in leaf-axils. Followed by hairy seedpods.
Pods black when ripe, split explosively. Small leaves usually with
3 oval leaflets. Erect green branches. Height: 1-2m

Widespread throughout Ireland on dry acidic heathland.

C. scoparius ssp. maritimus: Prostrate. Coastal, exposed cliffs. Counties Cork, Kerry, Dublin.
     


    
Photographs above: Near Ballingeary, County Cork.

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