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.