Sea holly (Eryngium maritimum)
- The blue-green colour of sea holly leaves reflects the heat of the sun better than plain green leaves.
- Sea holly has a deep root system which helps to bind sand and allows it to find less salty water.
- Sea holly has a waxy cuticle which helps to reduce water loss.
The sea holly has not yet been assessed by the IUCN.
Information on the sea holly is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.
This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible. If you are able to help please contact:
Catalogue of Life (December, 2012)