Genista linifolia

Photo courtesy California Department of Food and Agriculture

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

CDFA Rating: None?

Assessment(s)

Plant Risk Assessment - An evaluation of the potential for a plant to be invasive in California.

Weed Management Notes

No 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

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.

Other Genista linifolia Information

  • CalPhotos - Images of plants taken mostly in California.
  • Calflora - Distribution map and records of this species in California.
  • Jepson Interchange - Information on this plant's taxonomy, biology, and distribution from UC Berkeley's Jepson Herbarium.
  • USDA PLANTS Database - Information on identification and distribution, with links to websites in individual states.