Calflora
Taxon  Report   8395    
Ulex europaeus  L.
Common gorse
Ulex europaeus, a dicot, is a shrub that is not native to California; it has been naturalized in the wild. Cal-IPC rating: High
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Observation Search
(720 records)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
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 ICPN + PLANTS

 
More information about  Ulex europaeus

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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Aug 14, 2020).