A sprawling plant found nestling beside the boardwalk. 3 ids, 3 comments.
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For those of you that think this is Chenopodium rubrum, just use Google images to see numerous good pictures of Chenopodium rubrum. i.e. not mealy and deeply toothed leaves. Not to mention that is doesn't generally grow on beaches. Do the same for Atriplex prostrata and I think you will be convinced. i.e mealy, triangular leaves and on beaches.
I do agree with the above statement by 'cabbageleek' after further research. I do not know how I passed the words 'not mealy' the day I looked it up in a flora!! :(
p.s. I do not know of a way to retract my above ident, if you know of how please let me know!!!
Many thanks for your comments! On looking at my key, I've come to the conclusion that, although rare, Atriplex praecox looks the best fit (see reasons in id notes). Hopefully the experts on here will back this up or reject it (either way, I will learn, so that's a bonus).
I don't think that there is a way to retract identifications Ry Joyce, but that's probably for the best as it was food for thought indeed comparing the two identifications!
Lat/Lng: 56.96, -2.2
OS grid ref: NO879854