MatthewGirling's picture

Differentiating Gorses


How can I tell a dwarf gorse(Ulex minor) from a common gorse (Ulex europaeus) which just happens to be short?



miked's picture

Seem to recall James Bullock

Seem to recall James Bullock wrote a paper on the difference between the 3 species of gorse in uk, will see if i can find it.

Dluogs's picture

Winter flowering gorse

I don't know how to tell the difference in summer - I had a go this year and found it beyond me, so am looking forward to help with this, too. But would it be safe to assume that any gorse found blooming in January is Common Gorse?

Wildlife Ranger's picture

Western Gorse

There is some pointers here from Circuta on Western Gorse