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Spartium junceum (Spanish broom)

Spaanse besem [Afrikaans]

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Spartium junceum (Spanish broom)
Spartium junceum (Spanish broom) Spartium junceum (Spanish broom)

Spartium junceum, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. [photos H.G. Robertson, Iziko ]

Native to the Mediterranean region and southwest Europe and now naturalised in southern Africa. It is a declared Category 1 invasive plant in South Africa.