Irish wildflowers


Photographs: Barleycove, Co.Cork


Sea Sandwort
Honckenya peploides
Gaineamhlus mara
Family: Caryophyllaceae

Flowering time: May-August. Perennial. Native.

Tiny greenish-white 5-petalled flowers. Hairless, mat-forming.
Succulent pointed, oval leaves, opposite, un-stalked. Creeping stolons.
Height: 4-15cm

Coastal on shingle, shifting sand. A pioneer plant of fore-dunes.


     
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