Ulex europaeus L.


A spiny shrub to 2 m or more tall, waxy-blue at first. Leaves linear, to 3 cm long, spiny, grooved. Flowers mostly solitary, axillary, yellow; spring. Fruit pod 1-2 cm long, hairy.

W and C Europe.

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Fabaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Ulex europaeus 'Plena'

Flowers double.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Fabales
family       Fabaceae
genus        Ulex L.