European Gorse

Latin Name:

Ulex europaeus

Manx Name:



Year round

Locations where this species is found:
Langness, South Barrule, Silverburn River, Maughold, Glen Auldyn, Montpelier, Groudle Glen, Clypse and Kerrowdhoo, Chibbanagh, Bradda Head, Niarbyl, Fleshwick, Ballannette, Conrhenny Plantation

One of the island's most common wild flowers, it is surprisingly not native to the island. Gorse was brought to the island to create hedges and to use as winter feed for livestock.

The Manx name for gorse is "aadjin".
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