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Coastal Plants of Alnmouth

Outdoor Event, 11.00am

The Botanical Society recorder for North Northumberland leads this trip to dunes and salt-marsh for some later-flowering coastal species. Atriplex species include the nationally uncommon long-stalked orache (A. longipes) and the hybrid (A. gustafssoniana). There will also be glassworts Salicornia species, and we can search for saltmarsh flat-sedge (Blysmus rufus) and sea rush (Juncus maritimus). Meet at 11am at grid ref NU247096 (at the southern limit of the estuary). There is plenty of room for cars at the end of the track leading down from the A1068, although the track is rather bumpy and care is needed. Bring lunch and appropriate clothing. Wellington boots are advised.