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.


Lesser sea-spurrey

Spergularia marina

Type

Plants

Description

A low growing plant, with fleshy succulent leaves, which flowers all summer long, still going strong in september.

It is an annual plant, growing new from seed every year.

Location

Amongst sand dunes and also found on salt-treated roadside edges.

Habitat

Onland

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