mperry's picture

Gorse

Observed: 18th February 2010 By: mperry
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Description:
Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which common gorse (Ulex europaeus) interacts

Comments

Donal's picture

Ulex europaeus

This is unlikely to be dwarf gorse since it is flowering in February. Dwarf gorse does not usually flower until later in the year from July until October.
Also the spines on U. minor are smaller.
Since it was found in Devon there is a chance it is U. gallii but this species also tends to flower later in the year.

U. europaeus is the most likely.

Donal.

Norwichnaturalist's picture

Hybrids

Also hybridises. But I expect it to be eurpoeus

Colin Jacobs.
Wild Flower Society member
Norwich
Norfolk
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http://www.thewildflowersociety.com/

TimP's picture

Agree this is most likely to

Agree this is most likely to be U. europaeus, given the time of year. There is U. gallii at Warleigh Point, though. Look for it flowering during July and August