Gorse
Taken at Ardmore Point  on 9th May 2017 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode. Fact File
Taken at Baron's Haugh on 18th March 2022 using Panasonic Lumix TZ70 in macro mode. Fact File
Taken at Baron's Haugh on 16th March 2021 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode. Fact File
Seeding
Taken at Ardmore Point 28th October 2018 using Nikon D500 with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.
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Gorse.
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AKA:
Ulex europaeus.
Pea.
Evergreen
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Furze
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Grassland, heaths.
January-December.
Up to 250cms high.
This is a flowering shrub with branches of thorny spikes. It flowers for most of the year round leading to the old proverb, "when gorse is out of bloom,
kissing's out of season". In the past, gorse was widely used as fuel, bedding, thatching and even as a chimney brush.