Centaurium littorale   Seaside Centaury RR DD N

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This little Centaury is found in various dune systems of north Wales and the north west of England and often has dense flowering tufts of pink flowers. The leaves are strap like parallel sided quite unlike the others in the family particularly the common Centaurium erythraea (Common Centaury) with which it might be confused.

More often found along the coasts of Scotland as well as north Wales and Lancashire this plant is rare in southern England and very rare in Ireland.

LHS: Birkdale Dunes 26th June 2007 RHS: Lindisfarne 15th July 2006

Added on January 18th 2005, updated 26th November 2008, updated 11th March 2010, updated Se3 30th April 2010

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