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April 03, 2005

Broom in Bloom

It's the time of year when the scotch broom is blooming in Redmond. Scotch broom is a plant that mostly just sits there looking dull, but for a few weeks each year erupts with great masses of yellow flowers. You see a lot of it by the side of highways in the Seattle area. Highway 520 near Microsoft used to be surrounded by the stuff, back in the bucolic days before they built the NE 40th St exit.

Scotch broom is considered a noxious, invasive weed, but I like the way it looks, and I always found the yellow flowers to be a nice harbinger of spring.

Posted by AdamBa at April 3, 2005 10:03 PM

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I thought I was the only one who liked that plant! I've been tempted to steal some from the side of one of the highways and plant it in my yard but I'm afraid it would take it over.

Posted by: KC Lemson at April 27, 2005 09:58 AM