Large plants forming trees approx. 3 m tall.
Ulex europaeus (gorse). TOP 10 Holiday Park, Franz Josef, Westland. Photo: © Murray Dawson
Ulex europaeus (gorse, common gorse, furze or whin) is a species of flowering plant in the family Fabaceae, native to portions of Europe from the northern United Kingdom south to Portugal, and from the western Republic of Ireland east to Galicia in Poland and Ukraine.