The Sea Carrot is common in many parts of Britain, where it blooms on the seashore all summer and autumn.
It belongs to the large family of plants that carry their flowers on green spokes like the ribs of an umbrella, and as these flowers are very confusing, you must notice the differences carefully.
The flowers of the Sea Carrot are usually small and white, though sometimes they have a pinky tinge. They grow in masses at the end of the green spokes. Before the flowers are fully out, these spokes stand straight up in the air, very close together, with the clusters of flower-buds all turned inwards.
But when the buds begin to open, these green spokes fold down so as to give the flowers room to look up towards the sun.
You will always know the Sea Carrot by the curious way the spokes stand close together until the flowers open.
At the top of the main stem, where all the spokes join, there is a circle of feathery green leaves. These feathery leaves each end in three points, and they have a special name which you will learn some day.
The leaves of the Sea Carrot are like fine soft ferns. They are so pretty that people use them for decoration among flowers.
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