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Sea Plantain (Plantago maritima)

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-roseHoary 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
Alexanders
Sea Plantain
Grasses & Shrubs
Marram GrassLyme Grass
Sea Buckthorn
Sea Plantain

The Sea Plantain grows from a rosette of linear leaves and can be seen on rocks, cliffs and saltmarshes. Its flowers are brownish with yellow stamens and grow in spikes about 3 inches long, reaching a height of about 6 to 9 inches. Its flowring period is from June until August.