This attractive member of the Carrot family (Umbelliferae) grows near the sea on rocky cliffs and headlands. Perhaps it likes the views! It’s hard to imagine a more aesthetically pleasing shape than this globe of tiny white flowers!
Sea carrot (Daucus carota subsp. gummifer) is a subspecies of wild carrot; the central umbel is white and spherical, whilst the surrounding umbels are flatter and pink in colour. It almost looks like two different flowers growing side by side!
I took these photographs on an attractive headland called Punta Corveira – between Cedeira and Valdoviño – in Galicia, Spain. Not to be confused with Punta Corbeira, near Ribadeo!
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