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gorse

see ulex europaeus. Called also furze.
References in classic literature ?
In the afternoon he walked about the common; and that is gray and dingy too; it is neither country nor town; the gorse is stunted; and all about is the litter of civilisation.
He had risen to his feet and was standing with his back to the cedar-tree, looking away with fixed eyes to where the sunlight fell upon a distant hillside gorgeous with patches and streaks of yellow gorse and purple heather.
The heath was covered with golden patches of flowering gorse, gleaming magnificently in the light of the bright spring sunshine.