yellow summer broom - Knowledgebase Question

Green Valley, AZ (Zone 8A)
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Question by trail_hiker
March 30, 2005
Is the yellow summer broom plant native to Arizona and is it an invasive grower

Answer from NGA
March 30, 2005
By yellow summer broom, I'm assuming you are referring to 'Baccharis sarothroides', most commonly called desert broom. This plant is native to Arizona and other parts of the Southwest and is not listed on the invasive plant list. It is considered effective for erosion control and revegetation, so does have a vigorous root system. Unwanted volunteer seedlings can be difficult to eliminate because of their taproot.

The following website contains a list of "prohibited, regulated and restricted noxious weeds" from the State of Arizona Dept. of Agriculture:


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