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Cytisus is a genus of flowering plants in the family Fabaceae, native to open sites (typically scrub and heathland) in Europe, western Asia and North Africa. It belongs to the subfamily Faboideae, and is one of several genera in the tribe Genisteae which are commonly called brooms. They are shrubs producing masses of brightly coloured, pea-like flowers, often highly fragrant.[2] Members of the segregate genera, Calicotome, Chamaecytisus, and Lembotropis are sometimes included in Cytisus.[3][4][5]

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Cytisus scoparius
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Clade: Core Genistoids
Tribe: Genisteae
Genus: Cytisus
  • Chronanthos K.Koch
  • Cytisogenista Duhamel
  • Lembotropis Griseb.
  • Meiemianthera Raf.
  • Nubigena Raf.
  • Peyssonelia Boivin ex Webb & Berthel.
  • Sarothamnus Wimm.
  • Scaligera Adans.
  • Spartocytisus Webb & Berthel.
  • Spartotamnus Webb & Berthel. ex C.Presl
  • Verzinum Raf.