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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 have spines and 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 8th August 2011.

16th Aug 2011 by Diane Earl

Biology, Environmental Science, Science

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

Geocode: Holkam Sands, Norfolk

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