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.
Cape Broom is a proclaimed noxious weed and is listed Restricted in central Victoria.It is a troublesome environmental weed. It produces an abundance of seed which may lie dormant for many years. In the Castlemaine Botanic Gardens, over 1000 seedlings have germinated in a square metre of ground after initial clearance of broom. Cape Broom and Flax-leaf Broom have small root systems and can readily be hand pulled when small.