Invasive weeds are non-native plants. These weeds displace native vegetation that wildlife depends on. They also harbor pests, reduce crop yields, and increase soil erosion, fire danger, and flood risks. Californians spend $85 million a year on invasive weed management.
The following highly flammable invasive plants should be removed if possible.
Avoid or Remove
Scotch and Spanish broom (Cytisus spp.).
Avoid the following non-native invasive weeds that have appeared in some firescaping recommendations.
Only French Broom is pictured.
Scotch and Spanish Broom look very simular to the French
Algerian Ivy, not pictured, looks very much like English Ivy