Very thorny. In disturbed areas.
Growing by the side of the road.
Growing near the beach.
Just a few flowers on the occasional gorse bush.
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.