Plants of the Castlemaine District

Spiny Broom - introduced (*Calicotome spinosa)

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Family: Fabaceae (Pea family).

Native of the Mediterranean region.

Occurrence: An uncommon weed in Central Victoria.


It is shrub that has potential to become a troublesome and widespread weed. Many other brooms are already major weeds.

R: Dried branch of Spiny Broom.
Below: The branches end in sharp spines. Smeaton Road, Yandoit.

It is a proclaimed noxious weed (Restricted in Central Victoria).