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Sapphire Blue Sea Holly



A beautiful plant that can grow two feet tall with thistle type flower. The stems are a blueish purple color. One of my favorites in my garden


A wild flower found along European seacoasts and although it's natural habitat is widespread.


it is an endangered species. They sell these plants in garden centers and I have one in my garden in Connecticut. The flowers of E Maritimum are hermaphrodite, so the plant is self-fertile. It is also pollinated by bee, fles, and beetles. Maritimum refers to the plants seaside habitat.

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LindaGuastamachio 9 years ago

Thank you Alice! They are beautiful. I'm glad you like the photo.

alicelongmartin 9 years ago

I have not seen this for years. Thank You, it is beautiful!

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Connecticut, USA

Spotted on Aug 20, 2011
Submitted on Sep 11, 2011

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