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SEA PLANTAIN Plantago maritima (Plantaginaceae) Height to 15cm. Characteristic coastal perennial, tolerant of salt spray and occasional immersion in seawater. Grows mainly in saltmarshes but also on coastal cliffs. FLOWERS are 3mm across with a brownish corolla and yellow stamens; in slender spikes, 2-6cm long (Jun-Aug). FRUITS are capsules. LEAVES are narrow, strap-like and untoothed, with 3-5 faint veins; in dense basal rosettes. STATUS-Widespread and common around coasts.