Sea Holly. Probably my favourite coastal plant. I look forward to finding it at Kitchen Porth Beach every year we visit Bryher. It grows at the top of the beach just where we and all the other visitors who bring kayaks to that part of the island, leave them to be safe from the high tides.
Every day the boats are dragged over them, people chuck weight belts, fins, buoyancy aids, paddles and all sorts over them and even stand on them - at their peril in bare feet! Yet despite the daily battering these tough little plants seems to thrive.