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At its best in April and May on heathland and other habitats where the soil is poor and acidic.
|Alternative Name(s)||European Gorse|
|Scientific Name||Ulex europaeus|
|Species Family||Pea Family - Fabaceae|
|Flower Colour Group||Yellow|
|Look for||Bushy gorse flowering in winter and spring - smells of coconut|
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