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Coastal: Wig wrack

The issues

Spectacular cliffs, sandy dunes and beaches and dramatic rocky shores: Britain's coastline provides a variety of habitats that some of our more unusual plants call home. But like much of our wildlife they are threat.

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Coastal: Sea kale

The flora

Golden seaweeds highlight the shoreline, brightly coloured lichens add splashes of colour to rocks and cliffs and the salt marshes are brought to life by the bright pink and purple of thrift and sea aster. Click below to browse some of our native coastal flora.

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Coastal: Torbay Limestones

The sites

There are 150 areas across the UK that Plantlife believes are exceptional when it comes to wild plants and fungi. These 'Important Plant Areas' include some of our most famous coastal areas and some, perhaps, a little less well known. Click below to find out if there's one near you.

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Arable: publications

Advice and information

From identification guides for the amateur botanist to practical advice for land owners and managers, Plantlife has produced a range of publications to help both celebrate and conserve our native coastal flora and habitat.

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