IPANE: Cytisus scoparius was planted on the islands of Nantucket and Martha's Vinyard in the late 1800s for a combination of its appearance and dune stabilizing capabilities; planted near Provincetown in 1875 for much the same reasons. An 1895 record from Woods Hole noted that it had "firmly established" in a field behind a local workshop (Rhodora, Vol. 2: 89).