Eryngium campestre Apiaceae Field Eryngo

Eryngium campestre

Description - Very like Sea Holly but with less attractive, pale green, flowers

Habitat - In Guernsey in short turf on a sand dune area.

Comments - This plant is extremely scarce in England, with some near Plymouth and some in Kent. In Guernsey there is just one patch at L'Ancresse bay where it has ben known for the last 40 years. Although the flowers are fairly inconspicuous they are as attractive to bees as those of Sea Holly. The photo is by Hazel Hill.

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