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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
Sea MayweedDewberry
Burnet RoseWhite Rock-rose
Wood SageGlasswort
Plants with yellow flowers
Common Rock-roseHoary Rock-rose
Golden SamphireYellow Horned Poppy
Field FleawortSilver Ragwort
Sea purslaneWild Cabbage
Sea Wormwood
Plants with red or pink flowers
Beach RoseGreater Sea Spurrey
Red ValerianCommon Storksbill
Sand SpurreyHare's Foot Clover
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
Alexanders
Sea Plantain
Grasses & Shrubs
Marram GrassLyme Grass
Cod GrassSea 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 flowering period is from June until August.