Thrift (Sea Pink)
Dave Cheetham (June)
Walking down to the crag at Rhos Colyn, the hillside is covered in a carpet of these striking wild flowers.
Thrift (or sea pinks) can be seen in bloom from April right through to October, attracting plenty of bees and butterflies.
This common, understated beauty reached wildflower stardom in 1936 Britain when George VI ordered that the 'sea pink' appear on the twelve-sided 'threepenny bit' coin. The coins were produced until 1952.