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Sand Dune Plants Identification Chart

  • Code: OP43
  • Author(s): Edmondson & Roberts
  • Date: 1997
  • Price : £3.00

Need an identification guide to sand dune plants?

From sea spurge to sheep's fescue, from marram to mouse-ear hawkweed, the FSC Sand Dunes Plants Identification Chart features 43 species of plants found on sandy seashores.

Organised by distance from high-tide level, this chart covers strand-line and embryo dune species (such as sea sandwort and saltwort), plants found growing in mobile dunes (such as marram grass and sea holly), plants found in semi-fixed dunes (such as red fescue) and the plants of fixed dunes (such as creeping buttercup). Plants found growing in dune slacks (such as creeping willow) are also included.

On the reverse side there's a full identification key based on plant shape and leaf characteristics, so that plants can be identified even when they are not in flower.

The chart is ideal for students who need a quick but reliable key to saltmarsh plant identification as part of fieldwork on saltmarsh succession and zonation. This chart is suitable for GCSE and A level fieldwork investigations into a psammonsere.

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