This is an attractive little plant which grows mostly at coastal locations around Ireland. Its distinctive feature is the spreading, basal rosette of pinnately-lobed, toothed leaves. From the centre of this dense rosette, slender spikes of tiny 4-petalled flowers grow, with prominent browny-yellow stamens, each spike being about 3-5cm long. The flowers bloom from May to October on unfurrowed stalks. This is a native plant which belongs to the family Plantaginaceae.
I first recorded this plant in 1980 at Crohy Head, Co Donegal and I photographed at Kilmore Quay, Co Wexford in 2004.
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