The Oregon coast is aglow with bright yellow Gorse.
Gorse was introduced as an ornamental to Oregon when seeds were brought from Ireland, prior to 1894.
It looks very pretty this time of year.
It is very detrimental however. Few invasive exotic species dominate a site like gorse.
Gorse is a fire hazard, it outcompetes native and beneficial plants causing considerable loss of grassland habitat and the seeds are viable for 30 years or more. I call it the Monster bush as it has very large thorns and you can't get rid of it once it takes over.
Happy Mellow Yellow Monday, and be sure to check out all the other yellow stuff.