Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Beadlet, the popular name of the common English sea anemone (Actinia equina, Linn.). It is usually about one inch in height and from one to four inches in diameter. It varies greatly in colour and markings: it may be liver-brown, green, orange, scarlet, crimson, or red, and spotted with yellow or green. It lives as a rule attached to rocks, and occurs all round the English coasts.