Chamaecytisus palmensisCommon name: Tagasaste

Meaning of name: Chamaecytisus is from the Greek words chamai, meaning on the ground, and cytisus, referring to the genus Cytisus. The meaning of palmensis is not known.

Distribution: Tagasaste can be found from Badgingarra to Esperance.

Remarks: This plant was previously known as Cytisus proliferus. Tagasaste was introduced into Australia as a fodder shrub and for land rehabilitation. It flowers from June to September.

References: Western Weeds, A Guide to the Weeds of Western Australia. BMJ Hussey, GJ Keighery, J Dodd, SG Lloyd, RD Cousens. 1997.
Western Australian Plant Names and their Meanings, a Glossary. FA Sharp. 1996.
Flora of the Perth Region. NG Marchant, JR Wheeler, BL Rye, EM Bennett, NS Lander, TD Macfarlane. 1987.