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Wales Beach Guide

Alexanders (Smyrnium olusatrum)

Plants with white flowers
Burnet RoseCommon Scurvy Grass
Danish Scurvy GrassPrickly Saltwort
Rock SamphireSea Aster
Sea Mouse-earSea Campion
Sea CarrotSea Kale
Sea RocketDewberry
Wood Sage
Plants with yellow flowers
Common Rock RoseHoary Rock Rose
Golden SamphireYellow Horned Poppy
Field FleawortSea purslane
Plants with red or pink flowers
Beach RoseGreater Sea Spurrey
Red ValerianCommon Storksbill
Sand SpurreySea Bindweed
Sea PinkHounds Tongue
Common CentaurySpear-leaved Orache
Tree Mallow
Plants with blue or purple flowers
Common Sea LavenderRock Sea Lavender
Vernal SquillSea Holly
Sheep's Bit
Plants with green or brown flowers
Sea BeetSea Spurge
Alexanders
Grasses & Shrubs
Marram GrassLyme Grass
Sea Buckthorn
Alexanders

A very common plant along coastal paths in Wales, which becomes more common towards the west. The pale yellow-green flowers are in umbels and can be seen in Spring, although this one was photographed in late February. Also seen along hedgerows, particularly on limestone soils near the coast. Leaves are glossy and 3-trifoliate. Reaches a height of 4 to 5 feet.