Gorse                        Fact File
Taken at Ardmore Point  on 9th April 2017 with Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.


 




Taken at Barns Ness on 29th April 2018 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode
Fact File

 
Gorse.
Latin Name :
Family:
Habit:
AKA:
Ulex europaeus.
Pea.
Evergreen
.
Furze
Habitat:
Blooms:
Height:
Feature:

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.