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Species Datapage No 27   

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Species Common Name: Sea Campion
Species Botanical Name: Silene maritima (sub species of S. vulgaris)

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"Windmills in the sand" 

Management:  None, if found growing from our seaside mixtures do not allow cutting blades to damage foliage. 
Tolerance of cutting: Low, 
Cutting time: None, 
Edible / Medicinal:  
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Sea Campion is great in window boxes and on the patio where it withstands drought.

Life Cycle (Form): Perennial

Flower Height: 20 cm

Foliage Height: 5 cm

Flower Colour: White,

Flowering period: June, July, 

Time to Flower:24 months

Soil Type: Rocks and dry sandy soil

pH Type: Neutral,

Moisture: Dry, 

Aspect:  Full sun, 

Wildlife Value: Medium,  Attracts Insects.
 

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Species Common Name: Sea Aster
Species Botanical Name: Aster tripolium
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Management:  None, allow to set seed and keep soil open.
Tolerance of cutting: Low, 
Cutting time: None, 
Edible / Medicinal:  
 

Life Cycle (Form): Perennial

Flower Height: 20 to 100 cm

Foliage Height: 5 - 30 cm

Flower Colour: Purple or White

Flowering period: August, September.

Time to Flower: 12, months

Soil Type: Best in moist sand

pH Type: Neutral, 

Moisture: Moist, 

Aspect:  Full sun, 

Wildlife Value: Medium,  Attracts Bees, Bumblebees, Hoverflies and Insects.

 

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Species Common Name: Sea Mayweed
Species Botanical Name: Matricaria maritima

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Sorry this is the only photo I have, I will get a better one soon

Management:  Allow to spread and develop in meadows, it will die out after year three but attracts many insects and provides some colour. On beaches it requires shifting sand and is a great first line or defence against erosion.
Tolerance of cutting: Low, 
Cutting time: None, Spring,  Autumn.
Edible / Medicinal:  
 

Life Cycle (Form): Short lived Perennial

Flower Height: 20 to 60 cm

Foliage Height: 5 - 30 cm

Flower Colour:  White, 

Flowering period:  July, August, September.

Time to Flower: 6 months

Soil Type: Will grow in most sandy soils, best in dry loam.

pH Type: Acid, Neutral, Alkaline.

Moisture: Dry, Moist, Wet

Aspect:  Full sun, 

Wildlife Value: Low, Attracts Birds (seeds) and Insects.

 

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