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Cytisus scoparius, Cytisus striatus (Scotch broom, Portuguese broom)

Author(s): Kristin L. Zouhar
Year Published: 2005

This FEIS species review synthesizes information on the relationship of Cytisus scoparius, Cytisus striatus (Scotch broom, Portuguese broom) to fire--how fire affects the species and its habitat, invasiveness of the species, effects of the species on fuels and fire regimes, and fire management considerations. Information is also provided on the species' taxonomy, distribution, basic biology, and general management. This species review can be used for fire management, restoration planning, NEPA documents, and postfire rehabilitation planning. It may also be helpful in wildlife and habitat and invasive species management, and as a source of information on the general ecology of individual species.

Citation: Zouhar, Kris 2005. Cytisus scoparius, Cytisus striatus (Scotch broom, Portuguese broom). In: Fire Effects Information System, [Online]. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory (Producer). Available: http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/shrub/cytspp/all.html.
Topic(s): Fire Ecology, Fire Effects, Ecological - Second Order, Vegetation, Invasive Species
Ecosystem(s): Montane dry mixed-conifer forest, Ponderosa pine woodland/savanna, Lower montane/foothills/valley grassland
Document Type: Synthesis
NRFSN number: 10488
FEIS Number: 1007
Record updated: May 24, 2018