A couple of shots of Braunton Burrows looking north from the Saunton Sands end. It really is a wilderness once you get away from the car parks and it's really easy to get lost.
Marsh Helleborine - Epipactis palustris
Sand Pansy - Viola tricolor ssp. curtsii
Sea Bindweed - Calystegia soldanella
Sea Holly - Eryngium maritimum
Sea Spurge - Euphorbia paralias
Sea Rocket - Cakile maritima
Sea Stock - Matthiola sinuata
Portland Spurge - Euphorbia portlandica
Tree Mallow - Malva arborea
Round-leaved Wintergreen - Pyrola rotundifolia
Sand Toadflax - Linaria arenaria
The flowers are very tiny but quite lovely in close up with a lilac spur that's not easy to see...
... like so.
Sand Toadflax was introduced to Braunton Burrows from France in 1892 and is found at just two sites in Britain
Water Germander - Teucrium scordium
A rare plant found only at Braunton Burrows and Northam Burrows in Devon and Kingfishers Bridge in Cambridgshire. The latter a site we visited back in early September and to say it was a bit easier to find there would be a bit of an understatement! More of that in a later post though.