G. pilosa: shrub, without thorns; leaves obovate or lanceolate, hairy; flowers yellow, succeeded by narrow flattened hairy pods. - Sandy and gravelly heaths. Fl. May and September.

G. anglica: shrub, thorny; leaves ovate or lanceolate; flowers yellow, succeeded by short inflated pods. - Petty Whin. - Moist boggy heaths. Fl. May, June.