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Sea purslane (Atriplex portulacoides)

Plants with white flowers
Burnet RoseCommon Scurvy Grass
Danish Scurvy GrassPrickly Saltwort
Rock SamphireSea Aster
Sea Mouse-earSea Campion
Sea CarrotSea Kale
Sea RocketDewberry
White RockroseWood Sage
Plants with yellow flowers
Common Rock RoseHoary Rock Rose
Golden SamphireYellow Horned Poppy
Field Fleawort
Sea purslane
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
Grasses & Shrubs
Marram GrassLyme Grass
Sea Buckthorn
Sea purslane

Sea Purslane is most recognisable by its grey-green oval leaves, and is a very common plant of salt-marshes, often covering large areas. The flowers are in small, yellow-green spikes and can be seen from July to September.