Western Gorse, Abbotsbury Castle
 
(hill-top heath), Dorset
 
 
Branches with flowers
 
 
Close-up of flowers
 
 
Stems - mainly upright
 
 
Close-up of densely spinous stem
 
 
Extensive cover in August - height 80cm approx.
 
 
Clumps covered in pods in March
 
 
Closer view of stems with pods in March
 
 
Western Gorse on a heath in Cornwall in September