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Sea Holly (Eryngium maritimun)

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The Sea Holly flowers on this plant are dying off but they are usually burr-shaped and metallic blue. The leaves are spiny and have a thick outer cuticle to protect against the sea spray and water loss. It can be found on sand dunes. Picture taken at Holkam Sands, Norfolk 22nd September 2010.

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26th Sep 2010 by Diane Earl

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Biology, Science

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Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 4+

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plant flower nature wild sand

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