134786 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.