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Taxon: Ulex europaeus L.

Genus: Ulex
Family: Fabaceae (alt. Leguminosae) subfamily: Faboideae tribe: Genisteae. Also placed in: Papilionaceae
Nomen number: 40812
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:741. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 12-Feb-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA).

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME.

SPECIES RESTRICTED AS A STATE NOXIOUS WEED
A declared aquatic or terrestrial noxious weed and/or noxious-weed seed in these U.S. states (see state noxious weed lists), with links to state information or web documents:
CA*, HI*°, OR*, WA*°.
ªAquatic. *Terrestrial. °In seed.
noxious weed information from Invaders Database System for northwestern U.S.

Common names:


Economic importance:

  • Environmental: boundary/barrier/support   (fide Global Invasive Species)
  • Environmental: erosion control   (cautiously recommended as sand binder fide Leg ErWild)
  • Environmental: ornamental   (fide Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Environmental: revegetator   (for land reclamation, fide Global Invasive Species)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant   (fide Rep NCEPPC; Invasive Pl Spec; Weeds SAfr 2001)
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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • EUROPE
    Northern Europe: Ireland; United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Germany; Netherlands; Switzerland
    Southeastern Europe: Italy
    Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal; Spain

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • AFRICA
    Macaronesia: Portugal - Azores; Spain - Canary Islands
    Southern Africa: South Africa
    Western Indian Ocean: Mauritius; Reunion
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Western Asia: Turkey
    China: China
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: India; Sri Lanka
    Malesia: Indonesia
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Australia: Australia
    New Zealand: New Zealand
  • EUROPE
    Europe [n. & e., beyond native range]
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    United States
  • PACIFIC
    North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: West Indies
    Mesoamerica: Central America
    South America

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

References:

  • Plants of southern Africa: an online checklist.
  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • Campbell, F. T., ed. 1995. Report of National Coalition of Exotic Plant Pest Councils. (unpublished draft)
  • Clements, D. R. et al. 2001. The biology of Canadian weeds. 112. Ulex europaeus L. Canad. J. Pl. Sci. 81:325–337.
  • Conant, P. et al. 1997. Appendix. Selected plant species interfering with resource management goals in North American natural areas. 255–267 In: Luken, J. O. & J. W. Thieret, eds., Assessment and management of plant invasions. 255–267.
  • Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques & South African National Biodiversity Institute. African flowering plants database (on-line resource).
  • Demilly, D. et al. 1996. Liste alphabétique des principales espèces de plantes cultivées et de mauvaises herbes. Noms latins et noms français, ed. 6.
  • Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage.
  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2000. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 16. Auflage.
  • Graham, E. H. 1941. Legumes for erosion control and wildlife. USDA Misc. Publ. 412.
  • Henderson, L. 2001. Alien weeds and invasive plants: a complete guide to declared weeds and invaders in South Africa. Plant Protection Research Institute, Handbook 12.
  • Holm, L. et al. 1979. A geographical atlas of world weeds.
  • Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) of the IUCN Species Survival Commission; National Biological Information Infrastructure, Manaaki Whenua-Landcare Research and the University of Auckland. Global invasive species database (on-line resource).
  • Lazarides, M. & B. Hince. 1993. CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • National Herbarium of New South Wales. 1961–1984. Flora of New South Wales. [natzd.].
  • Parsons, W. T. & E. G. Cuthbertson. 1992. Noxious weeds of Australia.
  • Quézel, P. & S. Santa. 1962–1963. Nouvelle flore de l'Algerie.
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Seed Regulatory and Testing Branch, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S.D.A. 1999. State noxious-weed seed requirements recognized in the administration of the Federal Seed Act.
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964–1980. Flora europaea.
  • Weber, E. 2003. Invasive plant species of the world: a reference guide to environmental weeds.
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Check other web resources for Ulex europaeus L.:

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP: North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database and Information Service
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Images or nodulation data:

More:
  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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