Flora of Northern Ireland
Honckenya peploides
© Graham Day
Honckenya peploides
© Graham Day
Honckenya peploides
© Graham Day
Honckenya peploides
(Map updated: March 2008)
 

This evergreen perennial is characteristic of sandy seashores where it can form very large dense patches. The leaves are short and broad and arranged in four crowded rows along the stems. The whole plant is quite low growing, usually no more than six inches in height or so. Flowers are greenish white and rather insignificant, succeeded by a spherical green dry fruit.

The map shows how it is distributed all around the Northern Ireland coast in suitable places.

All names: Honckenya peploides (L.) Ehrh.; Honkenya peploides (L.) Ehrh.; Arenaria peploides L.