Other names: Montpellier Broom.
Native of the Mediterranean region.
Occurrence: A widespread and abundant weed. It readily and rapidly colonises cleared and partly cleared land.
It is, like Cape Broom, a troublesome environmental weed. Like Cape Broom it readily colonises disturbed ground, and produces an abundance of seed which may lie dormant for many years. Cape Broom and Flax-leaf Broom have small root systems and can readily be hand-pulled when small, particularly in moist soil.
It is a noxious weed and listed Restricted in central Victoria.