Spartium junceum

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Spartium junceum

shrub in the family Fabaceae. Contains the quinolizidine alkaloid cytisine which causes convulsions and fatal respiratory failure. Called also Spanish broom.
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A relative of Spanish broom that also blooms in bright yellow this time of year, and is available in many local nurseries, is Sweet broom (Genista racemosa).
The yellow blooms of Spanish broom and several small pines greet visitors as they march toward the trail's apex (2,425 feet), located about 1-1/2 miles from the Edison roads near a group of oak and eucalyptus trees at a junction in the trail.
The first two-thirds mile traverses between bunches of Spanish broom - an introduced, stocky green brush with spindly stems - and several sandstone terraces reminiscent of a scene from ``Star Trek.