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Common Rock-rose (Helianthemum nummularium)

Plants with white flowers
Common Scurvy GrassDanish Scurvy Grass
Prickly SaltwortRock Samphire
Sea AsterSea Mouse-ear
Sea CampionSea Carrot
Sea KaleSea Rocket
DewberryBurnet Rose
White Rock-roseWood Sage
Plants with yellow flowers
Common Rock-rose
Hoary Rock-rose
Golden SamphireYellow Horned Poppy
Field FleawortSilver Ragwort
Sea purslaneWild Cabbage
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
AlexandersSea Plantain
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.