Skip to page content

FSC logo
The Seashore

Succession is concerned with community development over time. Find out more in our general section on succession.

Species Information for saltmarshes and sand dunes.

Saltmarsh species

Armeria maritima  (Thrift)
Aster tripolium  (Sea aster)
Atriplex hastata  (Orache)
Atriplex (Halimione) portulacoides  (Sea purslane)
Bostrychia scorpioides  (Red alga
Cochlearia spp.  (Scurvy grass)
Festuca rubra  (Red fescue grass)
Glaux maritima  (Sea milkwort)
Limonium humile  (Sea lavender)
Plantago maritima  (Sea plantain)
Puccinellia maritima  (Saltmarsh grass)
Salicornia spp.  (Glasswort)
Spartina spp.  (Cord grass)
Spergularia spp. (Sea spurrey)
Suaeda maritima  (Seablite)

Sand dune species

Ammophila arenaria (Marram Grass)
Atriplex spp.   (Orache)
Cakile maritima  (Sea Rocket)
Calystegia soldanella  (Sea Bindweed)
Carex arenaria  (Sand Sedge)
Carex spp.  (Sedges)
Elytrigia juncea  (Sand Couch)
Eryngium maritimum (Sea Holly)
Euphorbia paralias  (Sea Spurge)
Euphorbia portlandica  (Portland Spurge)

Festuca rubra (Red Fescue Grass)

Honckenya peploides  (Sea sandwort)
Juncus articulatus  (Articulated Rush)
Ononis repens  (Restharrow)
Ranunculus flammula  ( Lesser Spearwort)
Salsola kali (Prickly Saltwort)
Tortula ruralis ssp ruraliformis  (Twisted Moss)

Looking for a next step?
The FSC offers a range of publications, courses for schools and colleges and courses for adults, families and professionals that relate to the seashore environment. Why not find out more about the FSC?

Do you have any questions?

Copyright © 2008 Field Studies Council  
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Licence

Site Statistics by Opentracker