Abbey Meadows

Abbey Meadows

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Inland Sea-milkwort



Sea-milkwort (Glaux maritima), Whalton road, Morpeth

Walking along the Whalton road between Morpeth common and Tranwell woods this morning I came across Sea-milkwort growing next to the road near the entrance to the pill factory. It is found all around our coastline but is very rare inland. Like other maritime plants it is colonising the roadside where salt is spread in winter. It is a tiny plant so it is very easy to overlook and escapes the rigours of excessive roadside mowing.

3 comments:

Mel Lloyd said...

What a great find! I've not yet seen it by the sea!! Mel

Kingsdowner said...

Cool, I didn't know it was heading inland.
The only place I know it is a couple of miles hard slog across sand dunes - Mel, I'll show it to you if you like.

abbey meadows said...

I find it common in sandy estuaries in Northumberland but the BSBI map has it all around our coasts. In Kent it appears to favour the north coast