|Honckenya peploides||Caryophyllaceae||Sea Sandwort|
|Flower||Habitat, Portelet Beach, Guernsey|
Description - A semi-prostrate plant, with leaves neatly alternate, pointed, green and fleshy, topped by starry white flowers. It is not large, up to 25cm in circumferences, but often plants cover quite a large area.
Habitat - At the top of beaches, in fairly stable sand, sometimes on slipways, where little pockets of sand have built up.
Comments - Not very common, because on the more popular beaches people sit on it! However, it can be seen in less-disturbed patches all around the west coast and as far east as Banque Imbert, and also grows all around the coast of mainland Britain.
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