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 (English)
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.
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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.
Growth form(s): Shrub under 2 m.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Sunday 27 April 2008
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BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Ulex europaeus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ulex europaeus
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Ulex europaeus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Ulex europaeus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Ulex europaeus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ulex europaeus
Ispot: Ulex europaeus
JSTOR Plant Science: Ulex europaeus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ulex europaeus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ulex europaeus
The Plant List (version 1.1): Ulex europaeus
Tropicos: Ulex europaeus


Copyright: Mark Hyde, 2008-20

Hyde, M.A. (2020). UK Flora: Species information: Ulex europaeus.
https://www.ukflora.info/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=132280, retrieved 27 November 2020

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