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Petty Whin

A rare species in Dorset found on damp heaths. Similar to gorse but not closely related.



Common Name Petty Whin
Alternative Name(s) Needle Whin, Needle Furze
Scientific Name Genista anglica
Species Group Pea Family Fabaceae
Interest Level
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Identification Notes
Primary Habitat
Family Pea family - Leguminosae
Status Rare
Flower Colour Group Yellow
  • 04 - April
  • 05 - May
  • 06 - June
Preferred Environment
Look for Low gorse-like shrub with sharp spines
Additional Identification Notes
Similar Species

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Pea Family Fabaceae