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At its best in April and May on heathland and other habitats where the soil is poor and acidic.


Common Name Gorse
Alternative Name(s) European Gorse
Scientific Name Ulex europaeus
Species Group Pea Family Fabaceae
Interest Level
Look for
Identification Notes
Primary Habitat
Status Locally abundant
Flower Colour Group Yellow
  • 01 - January
  • 02 - February
  • 03 - March
  • 04 - April
  • 05 - May
  • 06 - June
  • 12 - December
Preferred Environment
Look for Bushy gorse flowering in winter and spring - smells of coconut
Additional Identification Notes
Similar Species

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Notebook Sites List Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Recent Records Guidance Notes

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Pea Family Fabaceae