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Sea Aster

This is a late flowering species of saltmarshes that is looking its best now. It occurs in two forms rayed and rayless. The flowers of the rayless lacks the long pale blue petals and is entirely yellow. Both occur together at Rye Harbour and can be seen in the photo. Later it develops white fluffy seedheads that blow in the wind, so it has already colonised the very new saltmarsh areas.

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If you have an increased amount of sea aster it would be worth watching out for this rather localised bee.

September 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBrian Banks

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