Common names: Mediterranean broom
Genista linifolia (Mediterranean broom) is a shrub (family Fabaceae) with yellow flowers and thin narrow leaves found in the Channel Islands and north and south coast ranges of California. It is native to the Canary Islands, western Mediterranean and northern Africa. It favors woodlands, grasslands, and riparian and bottomland habitat. It reproduces via seed and is dispersed by animals, water, mud and machinery.
Cal-IPC Rating: Watch
Plant Risk Assessment
Plant Risk Assessment- An evaluation of the potential for a plant to be invasive in California.
Weed Management NotesNo Weed RIC Management Notes are available for this species. Check for information on other species in the genus on the Weed RIC site.
Cal-IPC Newsletter Articles
- Flax-leaf broom on Catalina Island. Dion, Benjamin. Vol 26, Issue 2
Cal-IPC Symposium Presentations
Presentations are linked where available. Where a presentation is not available, find more information by reading the abstract in the Cal-IPC Symposia Archive.
- Genetic identity and phylogenetic relationships of invasive brooms in California. Kleist, Annabelle; Jasieniuk, Marie (2009)
Other Genista linifolia Information
- CalPhotos - Images of plants taken mostly in California.
- Calflora - See the distribution of this species on Calflora's map of California.
- Jepson Online Interchange for California Flora - Information on taxonomy, biology, and distribution from UC Berkeley's Jepson Herbarium.
- USDA PLANTS Database - Federal database with information on identification and distribution, and links to websites in individual states.