Prostrate Broom

Description - The flattened , silvery sheets of stems and leaves seen on the cliffs are very distinctive in this subspecies of Broom. The yellow pea-flowers are much the same as in Common Broom, and can form pools of bright yellow in late April.

Habitat - Prostrate Broom is confined to cliffs and coastal rocks, often in exposed areas, which might cause one to think that this is the reason for the flattened, wind-pruned appearance of the plant.