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Gorse

Ulex europaeus

PLANT FAMILY

Fabaceae.

AROMA

Distinctive coconut scent.

TASTE

Slight almond taste.

CHARACTERISTICS

Bright yellow flowers with thorny leaves, this plant can reach 2m to 3m in height. Gorse flowers blossom a little in late autumn through winter, coming into flower most strongly in spring.

The Highlands and Islands of Scotland (where the plant is called ‘whin’) are drenched in the smell of sweet coconut in spring thanks to the abundance of gorse flowers.

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