Thrift

Name: Thrift

Scientific name: Armeria maritima

Category: Flowers

Nature Stars: 60

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About: This seaside plant, also called 'sea pink' is a common sight on cliffs around the British Isles as well as on inland marshes. It flowers from spring through to autumn.

How to identify: The pink flowers appear on long stems above springy cusions of foliage.

Where: Found around the coast in the UK and Ireland and more common in the Northwest of Sctoland

Fantastic fact: A picture of the thrift flower used to be on one side of the old 'threepenny bit' coin.

Photograph credit: ukwildflowers.com