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Common broom   /kˈɑmən brum/   Listen
Common broom

Deciduous erect spreading broom native to western Europe; widely cultivated for its rich yellow flowers.  Synonyms: Cytisus scoparius, green broom, Scotch broom.

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... visit the flowers of the common Broom, and these are adapted by a curious mechanism for cross-fertilisation. When a bee alights on the wing-petals of a young flower, the keel is slightly opened and the short stamens spring out, which rub their pollen against the abdomen of the bee. If a rather older flower is visited for the first ...
— The Effects of Cross & Self-Fertilisation in the Vegetable Kingdom • Charles Darwin

Words linked to "Common broom" :   Cytisus, broom, genus Cytisus

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