Day 202, of my 2016 sketch a day challenge

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Common Centaury sketch

There are extensive patches of the delicate flowered Common Centaury (Centaurium erythraea) that over the past few years has grown on Kessingland beach.

It is a low growing biennial with small delicate 5 petaled flowers with yellow anthers. Interestingly early in the morning you will find all the flowers closed.

Kessingland beach is perfect as it is a blend of dry grassland and sand dunes.

Common centuary sketch 202