Ulex europaeus L.

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Ulex europaeus

Photo: Mark Hyde
Walberswick, by rd to Westwood Lodge

Ulex europaeus

Photo: Mark Hyde
Walberswick, by rd to Westwood Lodge

Ulex europaeus

Photo: Mark Hyde
Walberswick, by rd to Westwood Lodge

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Kent number: 77/26/1
BRC number: 920002112
Synonyms:
Common names: Gorse
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
BSBI Species Code: A1
Description:
Shrub to 2 m. Spines rigid, deeply furrowed. Flowers 11-20 mm, appearing in winter and spring. Bracteoles 2-4 mm wide, much wider than the pedicels. Calyx 2/3 length of corolla, with spreading hairs.Pod black with grey hairs.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Open places, usually on light acid soils
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time: Jan - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Britain, W Europe south to Italy; introduced and naturalised in other temperate countries worldwide.
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Content last updated: Sunday 27 April 2008

Other sources of information about Ulex europaeus:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Ulex europaeus
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, 2008-18

Hyde, M.A. (2018). UK Flora: Species information: Ulex europaeus.
http://www.ukflora.info/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=132280, retrieved 18 February 2018

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