Gorse seed weevils on gorse flowers.
Ulex europaeus; no shortage of this
This is the site of the old Club Hotel in Hokitika - it was burned down as a Fire Brigade exercise about three years ago and the site was cleared - it was completely bare ground.
A bit of it about, but under control. Not thriving: salt air, storms and gorse spider mites seem to keep it in check.
Gold jackpot. Why stick to gorse or barberry when you can have both?
There is lots of this at this site.
Gorse by a ditch, a poplar (or willow) shelter belt, thick rank grass, and a herbicide sprayed base of a power pole. That's Canterbury farmland.
This shelter belt has been underplanted with kohuhu (Pittosporum tenuifolium) as you can see on the top left.
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.