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Common name

English: Common Gorse

German: Stechginster

Portuguese: Leiva, Tojo-bravo


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Fabales (241)

        Family: Fabaceae (241)(family description)

          Genus: Ulex (3)

            Epithet: europaeus L. (3)

Synonyms: Ulex armoricanus Mabille, Ulex compositus Moench, Ulex floridus Salisb., Ulex hibernicus G.Don, Ulex major Thore, Ulex opistholepis Webb, Ulex strictus J.Mackay, Ulex vernalis Thore

europaeus => from Europe

floridus => flowering

hibernicus => from Ireland, Irish

major => larger than the type

vernalis => flowering in spring, pertaining to spring


Climate: temperate

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: yellow

External links

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