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|Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Ulex||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Ulex europaeus L.
Stem: < 3 m; twigs hairy when young, stiff, intricately branched in age. Inflorescence: flowers 1 per axil. Flower: densely hairy; calyx 15 mm; petals < 20 mm. Fruit: 1--2 cm, densely hairy.
Ecology: Common. Disturbed places, especially old fields, pastures; Elevation: < 400 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCo, NCoRO, CCo, SCo; Distribution Outside California: native to western Europe. Flowering Time: Apr--Jul Note: Old plants flammable; twigs, leaves ending in hard tips, also similar in color, texture.
Synonyms: Ulex europaea, orth. var.
eFlora Treatment Author: Martin F. Wojciechowski & Elizabeth McClintock
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Ulex
Next taxon: Vachellia
Citation for this treatment: Martin F. Wojciechowski & Elizabeth McClintock 2017. Ulex europaeus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=47469, accessed on January 18, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 18, 2017.