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Found throughout Middle-earth, from the northern coastlands of Nevrast to the southern land of Ithilien
Various plants of the genus Ulex
Other names
Gorse; the plant known as aeglos or snowthorn was apparently a close relative


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Another name for gorse, a yellow-flowering plant that grows into dense, thorn covered bushes. By the name 'whin', it was found by the Company of the Ring growing among the ruins of the Dwarf-road that led down from the East-gate of Moria, but as 'gorse' it was known to grow much further afield, at least as far south as Ithilien.

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