Golden Samphire (Inula crithmoides)

The Golden Samphire is just coming in to its own as a flower now and is especially well established on the cliffs at Durslton; although it can be found on shingle banks and drier areas of salt marsh too.

Unrelated to Rock Samphire with entirely different flowers it has similar slender, fleshy leaves which is why I guess both share the English name of Samphire. The scientific names have a resemblance to with Rock Samphire being 'crithmum' and Golden Samphire being 'crithmoides' or 'crith like'.

Flowering from late July until early September the golden daisy flowers cannot be missed nor can they really be mistaken for anything else.

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