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cairnsiecairnsie Posts: 388

Hi I've just moved house and was hoping someone could identify this plant. Thanks

Last edited: 19 May 2016 16:50:36



  • cairnsiecairnsie Posts: 388


  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,239

    Hi Cairnsie. It looks like gorse. Can't make out if there are two plants there as there seem to be two different shades of green.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • cairnsiecairnsie Posts: 388

    Thanks for the reply its definitely 1 plant although there may be weeds in there. its only a foot wide. Hopefully it will confirm it is gorse when it flowers

  • LynLyn Posts: 23,066

    Close up it does look like Gorse to me.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Invicta2Invicta2 Posts: 663

    I think that might be Spanish Gorse [Genista hispanica] rather than our native Ulex. The spines are softer than those on our native Gorse and it only flowers in summer.

  • cairnsiecairnsie Posts: 388

    Thanks for the replies it does seem to look like the pictures on the internet of gorse

  • cairnsiecairnsie Posts: 388


    Hi the plant flowered and doesn't appear to be gorse, any ideas


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,354

    can you do a pic we can see? This one looks as though it as taken through the window with reflections of blinds

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • cairnsiecairnsie Posts: 388


  • cairnsiecairnsie Posts: 388


    Hopefully better

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