Sea Holly

Eryngium maritimum

Common Name:
Sea Holly
Scientific Name:
Eryngium maritimum
Rank:
Dicots
Division:
Flowering Plants
Family (Vernacular):
umbellifer family
Family (Scientific):
Apiaceae
Longevity:
Perennial
Status1:
Native
Soil Moisture:
Dry-Moist
Star Rating:
Flowering:
Jul - Aug
Height:
40 - 40cm

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Species Description

Sea Holly is a native perennial maritime herb which grows 40cm in height and produces its spiny flower heads during July and August. It is visited by a wide number of pollinator species and the populations in South Wales are likely to be of European importance.