Book Of Traceable Heraldic Art

Broom

See also: Broom in Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry.

Broom Sprig Fructed §

A branch of the broom plant with its seed pods.

Default orientation: pods to chief. Proper coloration: vert.

A sprig of broom was used as a badge by the Plantagenet kings of England, whose name is derived from the Latin term for broom, “planta genista.”

Source: Heraldic Badges. Artist: Unknown. (From page 171.) Adapted from Prince Arthur's Book.

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