Habitat: Mudflats

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Common Cord-grass

Flower: Overlapping spikelets in 2 rows of the grass stem. Fruit: Seeds, but only present on one side of the flower stalk. Leaves: Yellow-green pointed leaf blades, up to 45cm long and 1.5cm wide. Clustered at the base and alternate up the stems. The leaves are entire and often with their margins rolled inwards.

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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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Common Scurvygrass

Flower: White flowers, each measuring between 8 and 15mm across. They appear in a crowded spike at the top of the plant. Each flower is long-stalked. Pollinated by flies, bees and beetles. Fruit: Spherical to egg-shaped pods. The seeds ripen from July to September. Leaves: A biennial or perennial flower with rounded to heart-shaped lower leaves and upper leaves which clasp the stem. Sometimes seen growing on salted road verges.

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Small Sweet-grass

Flower: Green spikelets between 10 and 25mm in length. 3 stamens. 2 stigmas. Fruit: The fruit is a caryopsis, as with all grass species. Leaves: Broad, bluish-green, smooth, linear leaves, up to 1cm wide.

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Hemlock Water Dropwort

Flower: White umbels, usually with lower bracts, up to 4cm wide. Fruit: Cylindrical fruits, ridged, 2 styles, up to 6mm across. Leaves: The basal leaves are pinnate with 3 to 4 leaflets. They are broadly oval in shape and toothed. The stem leaves have 2 to 3 leaflets and are not as broad as the basal leaflets. The stems themselves are...

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