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common name for plants of two closely related and similar Old World genera, Cytisus and Genista, of the family Leguminosae (pulsepulse,
in botany, common name for members of the Fabaceae (Leguminosae), a large plant family, called also the pea, or legume, family. Numbering about 650 genera and 17,000 species, the family is third largest, after the asters and the orchids.
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 family). They are mostly twiggy leguminous shrubs with abundant yellow or white (in Cytisus, purple also) pealike blossoms. The common, or Scotch, broom (Cytisus scoparius) is naturalized in parts of North America; the tops have been much used as a diuretic. The Canary broom, or so-called genista of florists, is Cytisus canariensis, a yellow-flowered evergreen shrub. Species of the genus Genista include Genista tinctoria, called also dyer's-greenweed, which yields yellow-to-green dyes. Other plants are also called broom. Broom is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Rosales, family Leguminosae.
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broom

Pretty shrub 8-11 ft (3.5m) with massive amounts of yellow flowers and seed pods that turn black later in year. When they burst open to release the legume-like seeds, they make a loud cracking sound. A very hardy plant that can withstand temperatures up to -25°C! A very invasive plant overtaking hillsides. Seeds can be ground and used as coffee substitute. Used for urinary tract problems, increase urine flow and regulate heart. Do not take if you have renal (kidney) problems. Contains toxic alkaloids that depress the heart and nervous system.

broom

1. To press a layer of roofing material against bitumen which has just been applied, in order to achieve proper and complete bond between the roofing plies.
2. To brush the scratch coat of plaster with a broom to improve the mechanical adhesion of the brown coat, thus producing a broom finish.
3. To spread the head of a timber pile by impact.

broom

traditional representation of humility. [Plant Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 167]

broom

1. any of various yellow-flowered Eurasian leguminous shrubs of the genera Cytisus, Genista, and Spartium, esp C. scoparius
2. any of various similar Eurasian plants of the related genera Genista and Spartium
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Police are appealing for witnesses who were in the Broomy Close area before midnight on New Year's Day night to contact Kidderminster Police on 01562 820888.
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The pipes will lead to two underground storage tanks that will be built in the park area of Broomy Hill Road and will hold an extra 160,000 litres of surface water and 90,000 litres of sewerage in times of heavy rainfall.
The pipes will lead to two underground storage tanks that will be built in the park area of Broomy Hill Road and will hold an additional 160,000 litres of surface water and 90,000 litres of sewerage in times of heavy rainfall.
W Marsden, replacement pitched roof and alterations (in conservation area) at Wells Green, 1 Broomy Lea Lane, Netherthong.
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"The estate is known locally as "The White City" because of the rendered finish which has been applied to all the residential properties on the estate...I would suggest it would stand out like a sore thumb and do little to enhance the appearance of the estate and will not be in keeping with the surrounding residential properties on the estate." Mr Henderson also raises concerns about the position of the main access point to the development, fearing that existing traffic congestion problems on the nearby Broomy Hill Road may worsen.
NETHERTHONG Conservation area consent for removal of existing flat roof to be replaced with pitched roof at Wells Green 1, Broomy Lea Lane.
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For more information on YHN matters local residents can contact the Broomy Hill Road housing office which is open Monday to Friday from 8.30am-12.30pm, telephone (0191)277 7940.
Heavy Hoggs were sharper on the week to pounds 59.20 for Tex x from Broomy Hill Farm.