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Sea Purslane (Atriplex portulacoides) at Holme Nature Reserve on the Norfolk coast. Height to 1m. Spreading, mealy perennial that sometimes forms rounded clumps. Entirely coastal, and restricted to drier reaches of saltmarshes. FLOWERS are yellowish and borne in spikes (Jul-Oct). FRUITS are lobed. LEAVES are grey-green and oval at the base but narrow further up the stem. STATUS-Widespread and locally common.
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Sea Purslane (Atriplex portulacoides) at Holme Nature Reserve on the Norfolk coast. Height to 1m. Spreading, mealy perennial that sometimes forms rounded clumps. Entirely coastal, and restricted to drier reaches of saltmarshes. FLOWERS are yellowish and borne in spikes (Jul-Oct). FRUITS are lobed. LEAVES are grey-green and oval at the base but narrow further up the stem. STATUS-Widespread and locally common.

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Date: 19 Jul 2013
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Credit: ROB READ/Nature Photographers Ltd
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