Honckenya peploides   Sea Sandwort CC DD N

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The Sea Sandwort with its fleshy leaves can be spotted on shingly beaches or sandy beaches above the high tide mark, by the bright greenness of the patches of plants even if you can't see any flowers. It flowers in late spring but a few flowers usually remain throughout the summer. The LHS plant it was late growing colonising some sandy heaps by the side of the track of this very narrow sand spit in the estuary of the river Humber.

H peploides is almost entirely coastal and is found around virtually the entire coast of the British Isles and Ireland.

LHS and Middle: Spurn Point, Yorkshire 5th July 2004: RHS Lindisfarne 15th July 2006

Added on 30th November 2004, updated 9th April 2009, updated 7th April 2010

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