West Highland Flora

Sea Plantain


Plantago maritima

 

Plantago maritima

Photo Carl Farmer
6 Oct 2002 Scorrybreac, Skye

Very common on the shore, both among rocks and forming a saltmarsh turf.  Also frequent inland, on road edges and rocky ground, or sometimes on open moorland or high in the hills.

Flowers c 3 mm long.  Flower-spike normally 2-6 cm.

ID: Leaves linear, fleshy, channelled, at least 3-veined, not or only slightly toothed.

Other features: Stamens pale yellow.

 

Plantago maritima

Photo Carl Farmer
1 Aug 2002 Portree, Skye
 

  Plantago maritima

Photo Carl Farmer
1 Aug 2002 Portree, Skye

Saltmarsh covered with Sea Plantain.  About the only other plant present is Sea Aster, whose flowers are showing above the sward here and there.

 
     
     
     
Plantago maritima

Photo Carl Farmer
22 Sep 2001 Storr, Skye
 

Post-flowering plant in natural rock crevice (this is not a wall!) high in the hills


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