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Dwarf Gorse, Ulex minor Family: Fabaceae
Ulex minor     *     Dwarf Gorse


Flowering time: July-September. Evergreen shrub

Habitat: Acidic heathland in South and SE England. Range overlaps slightly with that of Western Gorse.

Low growing, sometimes +/- prostrate but can grow to 1m. Branches are slightly furrowed with a denser covering of short spines than those of Western Gorse, U. gallii.

Usually much shorter than Gorse, Ulex europaeus.


Dwarf Gorse, Ulex minor


Dwarf Gorse, Ulex minor


Dwarf Gorse, Ulex minor
Dwarf Gorse, Ulex minor
Studland Heath, Dorset. September 2013

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