Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department
of Natural Sciences
Spartium junceum Linnaeus
Status: Exotic, considered a noxious invasive species in California, Oregon & elsewhere
Genista juncea (Linnaeus) Scop.
Spartium junceum is an exotic ornamental species found in and around gardens in Silver City and not in the wildnerness.
It is a perennial shrub with small inconspicuous leaves and large numbers of bright yellow flowers in the spring.
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Spartium junceum, photo Russ Kleinman, Silver City, June 6, 2009
Spartium junceum, flowers and immature fruit, photo Russ Kleinman, Silver City, June 6, 2009
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