Heidrun's picture

Unknown plant near coast

Observed: 18th June 2011 By: Heidrun
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It looked a bit ghostly, that whitish/greenish spot in the dunes...
The plant(s) only grew at this very spot - I couldn't find it anywhere else in the vicinity.
There were no flowers on it (yet, I suppose).
It felt a bit "furry" (hence the whitish colour) - similar to lavender, but there was no scent.

Species interactions

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Species with which Sea Wormwood (Artemisia maritima) interacts


will.allan's picture

Possibly Jacobaea Maritima

AlanS's picture

Jacobaea maritima

Jacobaea maritima is a synonym for the plant generally known as Senecio cineraria (Silver Ragwort). A fair suggestion, but it has a quite different leaf-shape from that in the photo.

Heidrun's picture

Thank you...

... for identifying :)

If it is of any importance: the location wasn't exactly Dunbar, but south of it - in the dunes between the Dunbar Camping And Caravanning Club Site and the lighthouse.

AlanS's picture


Helen Jackson, the vc recorder, is pleased to have the record.