Land Plants - invasive

Gorse (Ulex europaeus) on May 18, 2008

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Description of specimen

Because it is on State Park property, I just took pictures. Both of the blooming plants (a bright yellow), and the older ones, or dried, with long spiked thorn like stickers!



May 18, 2008, 7:01 a.m.

From your description of the plant and the area in sounds like the noxious weed gorse. This is a very invasive weed on the south coast and in common in the Cape Blaanco area.

You can access the ODA Weed Profile on gorse at the following link:

Thank you for your submission: Tim Butler ODA Noxious Weed Control Program.

Tim Butler
June 12, 2008, 7:22 a.m.