Artemisia maritima syn. Seriphidium maritimum. Sea wormwood.

Life-form & Growth Form:  

Hemicryptophyte/chamaephyte. Herbaceous perennial. Rhizomatous, rhizome far-creeping. 

Flowering period: 

July and August.

Habitats: 

Rocky coastal habitats including sea walls, sea cliffs, shingle, waste ground and the upper, drier parts of saltmarsh.

Threats:

Habitat loss through agricultural improvement of coastal habitats and coastal squeeze. The small population size and single site distribution leaves this species at great risk of regional extinction.

Distribution map:
Seriphidium maritimum syn. Artemisia maritimum
Artemisia maritimum syn. Seriphidium maritimum.

For an interactive map follow this link to the BSBI webpage