Flowers and plantsĀ found along Waterford’s Copper Coast

  • sea pinks – thrift (Armeria maritima)
  • scurvy grass (Cochlearia officinalis)
  • kidney vetch (Anthyllis vulneraria)
  • sea campion (Silene maritima)
  • red clover (Trifolium pratense L.)
  • sea plantain (Plantago maritime)
  • wild carrot (Daucus carota)
  • lady’s bedstraw (Galium verum)
  • sea aster (Aster tripolium)
  • sea holly (Eryngium maritimum)
  • sea pea (Lathyrus japonicus)
  • sea bindweed (Calystegia soldanella)
  • hedge bindweed (Calystegia sepium)
  • field bindweed (Convulvus arvensis)
  • sheep’s bit scabious (Jasione montana)
  • rest-harrow (Ononis repens)


  • sugar kelp – sea belt (Laminaria saccharina)
  • bladder wrack (Fucus vesiculosus)
  • channelled wrack (Pelvetia canaliculata)
  • egg wrack – knotted wrack (Ascophyllum nodosum)
  • serrated wrack – toothed wrack (Fucus serratus)
  • spiral wrack (Fucus spiralis)
  • dilisk – dulse (Palmaria palmata)
  • sea lettuce (Ulva lactuca)
  • carragheen – Irish moss (Chondrus crispus)
  • pepper dulse (Laurencia pinnatifida)
  • laver (Porphyra umbilicalis)
  • gutweed – link frond (Enteromorpha intestinalis)
  • oarweed – tangle kelp (Laminaria digitada)
  • thongweed (Himanthalia elongata)
  • dabberlocks (Alaria esculenta)
  • maiden’s hair (Ectocarpus siliculosus)

Flowers and plants to be found in the Bog

  • bog bean (Menyanthes trifolia)
  • bog cotton (Eriophorum angustifolium)
  • cuckoo flower or lady’s smock (Cardamine pratensis)
  • ragged robin (Lychnis flos-cuculi)
  • reed mace (Typha latifolia)
  • buttercup (Ranunculus acris)
  • horsetail (Equisetum spp.)
  • purple-loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)
  • round-leaved sundew (Drosera rotundifolia)
  • sedge (Carex sp.)
  • willow (Salix pentandra)
  • alder (Alnus glutinosa (L.) Gaertn)
  • water mint (Mentha aquatica)
  • willowherb (Epilobium angustifolium)
  • marsh cinquefoil (Potentilla palustris)


  • spear thistle (Cirsium vulgare)
  • common knapweed (Centaurea nigra)
  • common valerian (Valeriana officinalis)
  • foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)
  • meadowsweet (Filipendula vulgaris)
  • ragwort (Senecio jacobaea)

About Copper Coast Geopark

The Copper Coast Geopark is in Co. Waterford, Ireland and is an outdoor museum of geological records; it stretches along the coast from Kilfarassy Beach, near Fenor in the east to Ballyvoile Beach near Stradbally to the west. Volcanoes, oceans, deserts and ice sheets all combined to create the rocks which provide the physical foundation of the natural and cultural landscapes of the area. Follow the self-guided "Copper Coast" trail and walking cards available from the The Copper Coast Geopark Centre in Bunmahon.

Please respect our Geology and Nature; leave them with us, take just memories away.

Contact Information

Copper Coast Geopark Ltd.
Co. Waterford,
X42 T923

Phone: +353(0)51292828

Email: info@coppercoastgeopark.com

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