Calflora
Taxon  Report   8395    
Ulex europaeus  L.
Common gorse
Ulex europaeus
© 2006 David A. Tharp
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Ulex europaeus
© 2008 Zoya Akulova
Ulex europaeus
© 2013 Neal Kramer
Ulex europaeus, a dicot, is a shrub that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild. Cal-IPC rating: High

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point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Ulex europaeus
© 2011 Zoya Akulova
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Ulex

Wetlands:
Arid West: Occurs in non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Ulex europaea
More information about  Ulex europaeus
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (ULEU)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google

FEIS: DISTRIBUTION AND OCCURRENCE:  "Gorse was introduced as an ornamental in Oregon in the late 19th century, and has since spread widely in coastal areas from California to British Columbia"


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 17, 2018).