Have you seen the Dwarf Gorse?

Dwarf Gorse is flowering on the Heath right now. Look for it on the most eastern fairway, about half way up. A member of the pea family, Dwarf Gorse (Ulex minor) is the least widespread of the three gorse species found in Britain, being a far less common component of the heathland shrub layer in central, southern and eastern Britain. The species can be identified by the height it grows, rarely reaching more than a metre when in the sun, and by the way it spreads over a far greater area than its larger cousins. The spines of this plant are shorter (up to 2.5 cm), less sharp and more flexible than the other gorses. Dwarf gorse grows amongst heather and it flowers throughout July to September (the same time as Western Gorse).

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