The broom plant is a brushy wild shrub, with prominent peascods. It was used as the canting badge (Latin planta genista) of the Plantagenets temp. Henry II [HB 108]. (The term should not be used for the modern floor-sweeping tool, which is properly called a besom.) See also slip.
Emrys Eustace bears: Or, three sprigs of broom gules.