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Sea Pink (Armeria maritima)

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 RoseHoary Rock Rose
Golden SamphireYellow Horned Poppy
Sea purslane
Plants with red or pink flowers
Beach RoseGreater Sea Spurrey
Red ValerianSand Spurrey
Sea Bindweed
Sea 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
Alexanders
Grasses & Shrubs
Marram GrassLyme Grass
Sea Buckthorn
Sea Pink

An unmistakeable common plant of sea cliffs and coastal paths. It has a dense cushion of grass-like linear leaves and pink flowers in round heads on stalks about 6 - 10 inches long. Flowers from late spring to late summer.

Also known as Thrift, and was depicted on the back of pre-decimilisation threepence pieces.