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Western Gorse

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