West Highland Flora

Sea Mayweed


Tripleurospermum maritimum

Taxonomic note: Sometimes taken to include T inodorum, which is here treated as separate species.

Tripleurospermum maritimum

Photo Carl Farmer
1 Aug 2002 Portree, Skye

Common on stony ground by the sea.  Does not occur inland.

Flowerhead diameter c 30-45 mm

ID: Daisy-like flowers; leaves made up of blunt, somewhat fleshy, linear segments.  Scentless Mayweed differs in having non-fleshy leaf segments.

Other features: Perennial plant, woody at base.  As flower matures, receptacle with yellow disk florets on swells up.

 

  Tripleurospermum maritimum

Photo Carl Farmer
30 Sep 2001 Scorrybreac, Skye

 
     
     
  Tripleurospermum maritimum

Photo Carl Farmer
1 Aug 2002 Portree, Skye

 
     

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