Genista
broom, greenwood
3 species
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Genista canariensisCanary broom
Distribution: Occurring in a few scattered locations east of the Cascades crest in Washington; Washington and California.
Habitat: Disturbed areas including wastelots and roadsides.
Origin: Introduced from Europe
Flowers: April-June
Genista monspessulanaFrench broom
Distribution: Occurring in scattered locations west of the Cascades crest in Washington; southwestern British Columbia to California, also in western Idaho.
Habitat: Waste areas, roadsides, and other disturbed open areas.
Origin: Introduced from Europe
Flowers: June-July
Genista tinctoriadyer's greenweed
Distribution: Occurring in scattered locations on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Washington, Idaho, and in eastern North America.
Habitat: Roadsides, wastelots, and other disturbed open areas.
Origin: Introduced
Flowers: May-June