petty whin

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Noun1.petty whin - prickly yellow-flowered shrub of the moors of New England and Europe
broom - any of various shrubs of the genera Cytisus or Genista or Spartium having long slender branches and racemes of yellow flowers
Genista, genus Genista - chiefly deciduous shrubs or small trees of Mediterranean area and western Asia: broom
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Plants found in the parish which appear on the national Rare Plants Register include frog and greater butterfly orchid, Good King Henry, stinking hellebore, petty whin, heath dog violet, juniper, Jacob's ladder, lesser skullcap and large-leaved lime.
Plants include bog asphodel, lesser butterfly orchid, petty whin, seawort, bog pimpernel and many sedges and rushes, including two types of cotton grass.
The site also contains juniper trees, which are a priority Durham Biodiversity Partnership habitat, and the shrub petty whin, which is rare in the county.