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Set B6 - Wild Flowers Series 2 - card information

34. Sea Holly
(Eryngium maritimum L.)

34. Sea Holly

Like many other plants which grow near the sea this plant has blue or glaucous foliage. It is called Holly and looks like a Thistle but actually it is a member of the Umbelliferae. The plant, from one to two feet high, flowers in July and August. It grows on sandy shores and shingle around the coasts of Britain, and as far north as the Shetlands.