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SEA-HOLLY Eryngium maritimum (Apiaceae) Height to 60cm<br />
Distinctive, hairless perennial of coastal shingle and sand. FLOWERS are blue and borne in globular umbels, up to 4cm long (Jul-Sep). FRUITS are bristly. LEAVES are waxy, blue-green and holly-like with spiny, white margins and white veins. STATUS-Widespread on the coasts of England, Wales and Ireland; absent from N and E Scotland.
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SEA-HOLLY Eryngium maritimum (Apiaceae) Height to 60cm
Distinctive, hairless perennial of coastal shingle and sand. FLOWERS are blue and borne in globular umbels, up to 4cm long (Jul-Sep). FRUITS are bristly. LEAVES are waxy, blue-green and holly-like with spiny, white margins and white veins. STATUS-Widespread on the coasts of England, Wales and Ireland; absent from N and E Scotland.

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Date: 15 Aug 2006
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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