YELLOW HORNED POPPY
A shingle beach may appear a strange place for plants to flourish, but a raft of species are adapted to thrive in this habitat’s spartan, salty conditions. One such is the Yellow Horned Poppy. During the flowering season (June to September), the golden bloom sears the eyes like a miniature sun fallen to Earth. Look closer, however, to determine this plant’s most remarkable feature – its impressively long, slender and irrepressibly curved seed pod.