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Sweet Alyssum

Flower: White, occasionally pale purple, 5-6mm, 4 petals. Fruit: Flattened, oval seed pods bearing two seeds each. Leaves: Narrow, greyish-green, untoothed and lanceolate, usually having many whitish-silvery hairs.

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Sea Beet

Flower: Slender green spike of tiny petalless flowers, sometimes turning red. Fruit: The flowers form hard clusters at their bases which then turn into the multi-seeded fruit. Leaves: Dark green, wavy, leathery and shiny. The lower leaves are larger, have very curly edges and are triangular in shape. The upper leaves are narrower than the lower.

Videos: Youtube Description: For more information about Sea Beet, please visit http://www.wildflowerweb.co.uk/plant/36/sea-beet Sea Beet videos filmed in Orford, Suffolk on the 30th June 2022.

 

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Sea Bindweed

Flower: The pink flowers are trumpet-shaped with 5 white stripes. The centre of the flowers are yellowish. Flowers are between 3.5 and 5cm across. Insect pollinated. Fruit: A smooth, globular capsule, up to 2cm across. Leaves: Sea Bindweed is a trailing perennial plant with fleshy kidney-shaped leaves.

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Virgin's Bower

Flower: Star-shaped white flowers. Fruit: The fruit is a green achene which is a kind of dry, one-seeded fruit. The fluffy seedheads ripen from October to January. Pollinated by flies and bees. Leaves: A deciduous climber with dark green 2-pinnate leaves, similar in appearance to Traveller's Joy (Clematis vitalba). In leaf from March to November.

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Isle of Man Cabbage

Flower: Bright yellow flowers with pale brown veins, 2 to 2.5cm in size. Pollinated by insects. Fruit: The fruit is a cylindrical pod, waisted and beaked. The seeds form a single row within the beak of the fruit. Leaves: The glossy, pinnate leaves are dark green to greyish and form a basal rosette at the base of the plant. Stem leaves are absent. Isle of Man Cabbage is difficult to identify by the flower alone. Howeve...

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Lundy Cabbage

Flower: Yellow flowers with quite well spaced petals. Similar in appearance to Isle of Man Cabbage (Coincya monensis) but the yellow flowers are richer in colour. The stalks of the flowers are longer than the... Fruit: The fruit is a pod. Leaves: A short-lived perennial flower with pinnate basal leaves. Similar in appearance to Isle of Man Cabbage (Coincya monensis) but woody at the base.

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Small-flowered Catchfly

Flower: Flowers are yellowish-white or pink. The tips of the petals are slightly notched. Pollinated by bees, butterflies and moths. Fruit: The fruit is a capsule whose seeds ripen from July to October. Leaves: A stickily hairy annual flower. The leaves are broadly lance-shaped and pointed. The leaves are in opposite pairs up the stems. Each leaf measure up to 3.5cm in length. The variety of Small-flowered C...

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Sand Catstail

Flower: Green flower spike, fading to yellow later in the season. Maximum length of the flower spike is 5cm. Fruit: The fruits of grasses are known as caryopses. They are a type of dry, one-seeded fruit. Leaves: Flat, linear leaves. Blunt ligules.

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Bur Chervil

Flower: 5 white notched petals. The flowers are loosely clustered inside umbels. Fruit: Egg-shaped, beaked seedpods, warty on this inside. Covered in short, hooked spines. About 3mm long. Leaves: An annual plant with fern-like or feathery leaves. 2 or 3-pinnate. Hairless, hollow stems. Similar looking to Garden Chervil (Anthriscus cerefolium).

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Wild Clary

Flower: A showy flower with terminal spikes of pale purple flowers, sometimes tinged blue. Individual flowers are 1.5cm in diameter. The flowers appear in whorls of 5 or 6. The sepals are white-haired. Wild C... Fruit: A fruit capsule. The fruit appears in July and August. Leaves: Dull greyish-green, broad basal leaves. Bluntly toothed and wrinkled. Stems are square in cross-section. The distinguishing feature of Wild Clary which separates it from Whorled Clary and Meadow Clary...

Video: Wild Clary filmed at Orford Castle, Suffolk on the 26th June 2022.

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Knotted Clover

Flower: Unstalked, egg-shaped, pale pink flowerheads, up to 15mm across. 10 stamens. Fruit: A single-seeded pod. Leaves: A sprawling annual plant. Hairy on both sides of the leaves. Its alternate leaves are each divided into 3 oval leaflets with finely toothed margins.

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Burrowing Clover

Flower: Creamy white flowers, up to 14mm across. Flowers appear together in open clusters of 2 to 5. Insect-pollinated. Fruit: The fruiting heads are unusual in that they have the tendency of burrowing themselves into the ground. Leaves: Variable-sized leaves which are composed of 3 broad leaflets. Burrowing Clover is an annual flower.

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Tibetan Cowslip

Flower: The cluster of bright yellow flowers is one-sided and situated at the top of the plant. The flowers are tubular and nodding. Fruit: The fruit is a capsule. Leaves: A perennial with a single erect stem. All leaves are basal. The leaves are oblong to oval, wrinkly and not toothed. Leaves measure about 9 inches (20cm) in length. Like a giant Cowslip (Primula veris).

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Jersey Cudweed

Flower: The flowers exist inside a dense, terminal umber. The flowers are yellow with red stigmas. The bracts are light brown or yellowish. Pollinated by flies and bees. Fruit: The fruit is the seed (achene). It has hairs attached to the end of it (the pappus). Leaves: An annual or biennial plant with greyish-green, lance-shaped, downy leaves and inrolled margins. The basal leaves are broader and blunt-tipped.

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Small Cudweed

Flower: Clusters of minute 3 to 6 flowers. Fruit: The fruit is an achene with a pappus at one end. In fruit from August to October. Leaves: An erect annual flower that has greyish-green foliage. The leaves are linear and alternate on opposite sides of the stem. Leaf blade reach a maximum of 1cm in length. The leaves are covered in white w...

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Seaside Daisy

Flower: Pale purple solitary flowers with yellow centres growing up to 4cm wide. Fruit: Insignificant. Leaves: Fleshy, evergreen, spoon-shaped leaves, narrowing towards the top of the plant. Occasionally toothed.

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Shore Dock

Flower: Flowers appear in whorled clusters. Flowers have oblong sepals. Fruit: The flattened, roundish fruits are untoothed with 3 oblong warts. Leaves: A perennial plant greyish-green, way-edged leaves, 4 to 5cm in size.

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Intermediate Evening Primrose

Flower: The flowers are bright yellow and cup-shaped. Flowers each measure 4 to 5cm across. The sepals are bent backwards and striped red. Flower buds are red with 8 thin vertical green stripes. The long flow... Fruit: Seed capsules, 2 or 3cm in length. Leaves: The crinkled leaves are simple, broadly lance-shaped and pointed. Leaves alternate along the stems on both sides. Each of the stem hairs have a red blotch at their base. Intermediate Evening Primrose ...

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Fragrant Evening Primrose

Flower: Large, floppy, yellow flowers. Most flowers are smaller than their maximum size but they can reach up to 6cm across. The style is roughly equal in height to the anthers. The tip of the flower spike is... Fruit: A long, narrow, cylindrical fruit pod. Hairy and widest above the middle. Leaves: The leaves make this Evening Primrose easily distinguishable from the rest. The dark green leaves are lance-shaped, narrow and linear. The margins of the leaves have small triangular teeth which are e...

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Bearded Fescue

Flower: Reddish-green flowers, turning yellowish-grey with age. The flowers appear in panicles. Spikelets have 4 to 10 florets each. Unawned. Fruit: The fruit is a caryopsis which is a kind of dry, one-seeded fruit. Leaves: Simple, broad, linear, flat or inrolled leaf blades.

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Common Glasswort

Flower: Tiny, green, yellow anthers, usually in groups of 3 up the stem, the central one being the largest. Fruit: Succulent, fleshy one-seeded fruit. Leaves: This plant looks a lot like asparagus in my personal opinion. The translucent leaves consist of many succulent, scale-like segments. They are arranged in opposite pairs, fused to envelop the stems. Th...

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Stinking Goosefoot

Flower: The tiny flowers appear in compact leafless spikes. 5 stamens. Wind pollinated. Fruit: The fruit is a shiny, black, flattened and round to egg-shaped seed (achene). Ripens from August to October. Leaves: A greyish annual flower with oval, scarcely toothed leaves.

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Marram Grass

Flower: Long one-flowered dense flower spikes, straw-coloured. Fruit: A single-seeded dry fruit (caryopsis). Leaves: Sharp-pointed leaf blades at their tips. The leaves are also tightly rolled inwards and bluish green in colour. The upper surfaces are hairy but lower surfaces are glabrous.

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Blue-eyed Grass

Flower: Distinctive and striking star-like flowers with 6 pale blue petals and a yellow centre, up to 2cm across. The flowers are short-lived. This is Bermuda's national flower. Fruit: Brown globular capsules, up to 4mm across. The capsules contain black, round seeds. The fruiting stems are pendulous. Leaves: Iris-like leaves. Linear and growing straight out of the ground, almost like grass.

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Hybrid Marram Grass

Flower: The flower is a long, one-flowered, straw-coloured spike. It differs from Marram Grass (Ammophila arenaria) in that it's flower spike is more open. The lemmas are awned. Fruit: The fruit is a caryopsis. Leaves: Entire, flat, linear, alternate leaves with parallel veins.

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