Invasive Plant Species

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French broom is an invasive plant species, which is a non-native plant that has been added to a community. It will likely cause economic or environmental harm, which will destroy the surrounding environment. Invasive plants are a species that grow and spread quickly, while pushing out other native plants from the area. They are introduced into new areas by being planted for decorational purposes, and can become uncontrollable. Broom is described as an “upright, evergreen shrub, commonly to ten feet tall” (“Invasive Plants of California’s Wildland”). It is an invasive plant species, commonly found in numerous places in California, for example, the Bay Area. Broom is a noxious weed, especially in the states of Hawaii, Oregon, Washington and
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