Honckenya Peploides, Sea Sandwort



Common name:
Sea sandwort
Scientific name:
Honckenya peploides
Main flower color:
Range:
Coastal areas all across the British Isles
Height:
A few cm - forms low mats, growing along the ground
Habitat:
Beach margins, stabilised dunes
Flowers:
Around 10 mm in diameter, formed of five clawed, unnotched, ovate white petals, below and between which are five larger green sepals, while at the centre are ten stamens, with white filaments and pale yellow anthers
Leaves:
Hairless, opposite, ovate, fleshy, gland-dotted
Season:
May to August
Rarity:
★★★★★