The Sea-holly (Eryngium maritimum) is a species of plant in the Apiaceae family.
This species, which is found over most of Britain's coast, is a distinctive plant. The leaves are spiky, which gives the species it;s name, as it's leaves resemble the holly. The flower heads are in large clumps, and can be seen during the summer. This species can reach 60cm in height. This species inhabits shingle beaches and sand dunes.