ngough24's picture

Dwarf gorse

Observed: 11th October 2012 By: ngough24ngough24’s reputation in Plantsngough24’s reputation in Plants
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Dwarf Gorse (Ulex minor) interacts


markwilson's picture


perhaps more likely to be U gallii in Cornwall

Fraybento's picture

in U. gallii

the top petal of the flower is usually longer than the lower petal/s.
I've also heard gorse species can be told apart by counting the number of lateral grooves running along the stems, but I remain sceptical.

MikeHolland's picture

So why are there purple

So why are there purple flower as well as yellow ????

lavateraguy's picture

The purple flowers ...

... belong to another plant - a heath. I think it's Erica cinerea (bell heather), but Cornwall has several species that I don't know.

Clive Timothy Lee's picture


Yes i think it is dwarf gorse well done,although we are not experts and they who commented dont live in cornwall to see it we do ha ha !or maybe they do????