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Gorse

Ulex eropaeus     Fr: Ajonc

This shrub with its yellow flowers looks like broom. It doesn't have the sweet smell, however, and if you hike through it you'll discover the important difference: long, sharp spikes.

Flowers. Mar-Sept

Flower. Bright yellow.

Habitat. Sandy areas (maquis), roadsides, hedgerows and cliffs. Gorse is much rarer than broom in the Beyond region, where it is replaced by the very low growing Spanish Gorse.

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