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Gorse (Ulex europaeus)


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Gorse has green stems and leaves modified to form spines. It has bright yellow flowers and prefers light lime-free soils. Thoroughly crushed, it used to be used as winter cattle feed and as a fuel. It can grow up to eight feet high in thick patches in rough grassy places. It can flower any time of the year but it flowers best April - June. This plant was flowering in February 2011 at Salthouse, Norfolk.

16th Feb 2011 by Diane Earl

Biology, Science

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