UK Seas

Discover the wonderful sea creatures that inhabit the UK seas and shores

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UK seas is a guide to the fauna and flora found around UK coasts. While the majority of species are marine, some species are included that are regularly encountered on land by the coast, so you’ll find descriptions of non-marine species such as reptiles, amphibians, insects and plants as well.


White rock rose

Helianthemum apenninum

Type

Plants

Description

Delicate white-petalled flowers show at the top of slender stems. Rather fragile looking.

Rare in the UK, it is a protected species - but it is common through drier, warmer parts of Europe.

Location

Found on Torquay clifftops, flowering in Spring.

Habitat

Onland

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