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.