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broom,

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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Part of the carrot family, the giant hogweed looks pretty, but is dangerous when brushed by human skin.
According to the law, where giant hogweed is or is likely to be prejudicial to health, Section 79 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 allows for enforcement action to be taken.
If you have a small area, you can kill giant hogweed by cutting the root 10 centimetres below the ground surface - but gloves and sleeves need to be worn to avoid being burned.
Giant Hogweed is an increasingly common problem in parks, woods and on riverbanks and canal sides around the country.
Ground truth regions for major pixel classes were marked on the image by the person familiar with the study area: Hogweed (marked as Hn, where n is the sequence number).
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Of the numerous types of weeds that have prospered this summer, ragweed, also known as hogweed, bitterweed, blackweed and hay-fever weed, appears everywhere.
One study has looked at the spread of giant hogweed, which is invasive species with implications an for health and safety.
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