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Selected images for gorse (Ulex europaeus )

Gorse is an evergreen, perennial shrub native to Europe. Plants can grow from 3-6 ft. (1-2 m) in height. Shoots are covered with reddish-brown to grey hairs. Leaves are spine-like and 0.25-0.75 in. (0.6-1.9 cm) long. Mature shrubs have 1 in. (2.5 cm) long spines on the branches. Flowering occurs from winter to early spring, when shiny, yellow flowers develop in the axils of the leaves. Flowers are 1 in. (2.5 cm) long and fruits are hairy, 0.5-1 in. (1.3-2.5 cm) long pods. Gorse was introduced into North America in the mid-to-late 1800s as an ornamental. Plants invade gravel bars, logged areas and other disturbed areas. Plants cannot tolerate extremely dry areas or areas with extreme temperatures.


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gorse
Ulex europaeus
Plant(s)
Forest and Kim Starr
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Ulex europaeus
Flower(s)
Forest and Kim Starr
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Ulex europaeus
Flower(s)
Eric Coombs
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Ulex europaeus
Flower(s)
Forest and Kim Starr
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Ulex europaeus
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Forest and Kim Starr
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Ulex europaeus
Flower(s)
Forest and Kim Starr
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0021008

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Ulex europaeus
Foliage
George Markin
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0021012

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Ulex europaeus
Feature(s)
Norman E. Rees
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Ulex europaeus
Feature(s)
Forest and Kim Starr
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Ulex europaeus
Fruit(s)
Forest and Kim Starr
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Ulex europaeus
Fruit(s)
Forest and Kim Starr
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Ulex europaeus
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Forest and Kim Starr
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Ulex europaeus
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Forest and Kim Starr
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Ulex europaeus
Flower(s)
Forest and Kim Starr
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Ulex europaeus
Plant(s)
USDA PLANTS Database
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Ulex europaeus
Seed(s)
Steve Hurst