In dull, rainy January there are few wildflowers around to brighten up the day. Gorse (Ulex europaeus) is one exception which is always a very welcome sight. The small, yellow, pea-like flowers of gorse will cheer up any winter walk. Gorse flowers from January, reaching the height of its brilliance in Spring to early Summer. Common in a variety of habitats, from woodland, heathland, grassland to coast you can find this spiky shrub UK wide.
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