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Western Gorse

Ulex gallii

Plant Data

Order:
Fabales
Family:
Fabaceae (Pea)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Clusters of yellow pea-like flowers. Smaller and narrower than Common Gorse flowers, up to 2cm long.
Fruit:
Dark brown oval, pointed seed pods, bursting open in spring.
Leaves:
An evergreen prickly shrub. The spiny leaves are a darker green and less furrowed than the similar looking Common Gorse.
Maximum Size:
150cm tall.
Aroma:
The flowers are slightly fragrant but not as much as Common Gorse.
Other Names:
Dwarf Furze.
Habitats:
Gardens, grassland, heathland, moorland, scrub, sea cliffs, towns, woodland.