Genista hispanica   Spanish Gorse C DD I

Genista hispanica Genista hispanica

This introduction from southern Europe is grown in gardens but can survive in the wild. This one, probably ssp occidentalis, was surviving in competition with other local plants and had been at that site for years to my knowledge.

It is found in England mostly with sites dotted throughout. There are one or two sites in Scotland and Wales and none in Ireland.

Near layby, Belmont reservoir, near Horwich, Lancs 6th June 2007

Added on 22nd january 2008, updated 23rd January 2009, updated 2nd April 2010

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