Common name: Gorse, prickly broom, furze, whin. Botanical name: Ulex europaeus Family: Fabaceae (Pea) Subfamily: Faboideae Worldwide distribution: Native to parts of western Europe and northwest Africa. Local distribution: Found widespread in Britain and Ireland. Habitat: Coastal, heathlands, wasteland and forest edges. Foraging season: Bloom all year round. There is an old saying “when gorse … Read more