This little plant is one which tolerates sea spray and being immersed in salt water on occasions. Found on sea-shores and salt-marshes, it also grows on lake shores and mountains inland. The basal rosette common to all plantains is comprised of semi-erect linear, fleshy, faintly veined leaves which surround slender spikes of flowers. These flowers (3mm across) have a pale browny-pink corolla with yellow anthers and are in spikes 4-10 cm long. They bloom from June to August. This is a native plant belonging to the family Plantaginaceae.
My first record of this plant is from 1977 in Killiney, Co Dublin. The photographs were taken at Tacumshin in Co Wexford in 2008.
If you are satisfied you have correctly identified this plant, please submit your sighting to the National Biodiversity Data Centre