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Wales Beach Guide

Common Rock Rose (Helianthemum nummularium)

Plants with white flowers
Burnet RoseCommon Scurvy Grass
Prickly SaltwortRock Samphire
Sea AsterSea Campion
Sea CarrotSea Kale
Sea RocketDewberry
Wood Sage
Plants with yellow flowers
Common Rock Rose
Hoary Rock Rose
Golden SamphireYellow Horned Poppy
Sea purslane
Plants with red or pink flowers
Beach RoseGreater Sea Spurrey
Red ValerianSand Spurrey
Sea BindweedSea Pink
Hounds TongueCommon Centaury
Spear-leaved OracheTree 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
Grasses & Shrubs
Marram GrassLyme Grass
Sea Buckthorn
Common Rock Rose

The brilliant yellow five-petalled flower of the rock-rose grows in calcareous soils, and has a particular liking for the limestone headlands of the Gower Peninsula, often carpeting large areas. The leaves are a dull dark green, lanceolate and downy on the underside. Flowers from May to August.