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The City of Portland, Oregon

Environmental Services

working for clean rivers

Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

1120 SW 5th Ave, Suite 613, Portland, OR 97204

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15. Gorse

gorseGorse (Ulex europaeus)

  • Yellow, pea-like flowers that resemble Scotch broom
  • Stiff spines
  • Look for flowers from March to May
  • Likes gravelly soils with abundant moisture
  • Likes full sun, but will also establish in shade
  • Often becomes established on non-tillable land and inaccessible places like fence rows and river banks