Broom is a family of evergreen, semi-evergreen, and deciduous shrubs mainly of the genus Cytisus.
Broom has been used as an ornamental landscape plant, but has become more familiar as a noxious weed due to its aggressive nature. The most recognized is the Scotch Broom (Cytisus scoparius). Once established, the Scotch Broom is very difficult to eradicate. In late summer, its pea-pod like seed capsules burst open, often with an audible pop, spreading seed far from the parent plant.
This "bad boy" of the brooms has apparently leafless stems that in spring and summer are covered in profuse golden-yellow flowers.
Some of the less aggressive types of broom are the Atlas Broom, Kew Broom, Warminster Broom, and Provence Broom.
Brooms tolerate and often thrive in poor growing areas and conditions and need little care.