Daily Archives: June 21, 2011

Yellow Plague

colored pencil sketch of scotch broom

Yellow Plague

One of the many invasives that dots our hillside trails and paths, the Scotch Broom is in full bloom now, and marching on the offensive.  True to its name, of course, a dead branch of the plant makes a terrific broom/rake for fallen leaves, better than any noisy old leaf blower.  Our “advanced” culture ignores that potential, however, so it is relegated to the status of invasive species, and hardly anyone appreciates the intricacy of its blossoms and pods.  Tsk.