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Shrub w/ yellow sweet pea like flowers

WateryWatery Posts: 388

There is a plant/small shrub that I see around my neighbourhood with yellow, sweet pea-like flowers, that smell like sweet peas and almost stronger, on long, green, thin, bare stems.    It's just about coming to the end of its blooming period.  Can anyone help me with a name. (I don't have a photo--never have my phone with me cause I don't get service anyway).


  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,749

    Did it look like this?


    This is broom.

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  • WateryWatery Posts: 388

    The flowers look like that but stems longer and no leaves.  Also I thought broom bloomed earlier and I never noticed a strong scent.    (Although I could be wrong on all counts.  I did think broom when I first saw it.)  The ones I see ... and in a few different houses, there are no leaves at all on the stems, just flowers, and I've never seen more than one or 2 flowers per long stem (that may be just the one I'm seeing) and I can smell it from 10 feet away...lovely.

    Is it broom?  Is it related to broom?  Is broom really sweetly scented?   Doesn't broom bloom in May and June? (practically a poem.)

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,423

    Have a look at Spartium junceum, Spanish Broom. That flowers later

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,860

    What about pineapple broom - does it flower later?

    Have never grown it but I'm sure there's plenty of people know it well image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • WateryWatery Posts: 388

    That must be it.  Thanks!!

  • WateryWatery Posts: 388

    Spanish, not pineapple. 

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